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Man alleges injures after car rear-ended by Charleston police officer

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 14, 2016


CHARLESTON – A motorist alleges he was injured in an accident with a Charleston police officer.

Frederick W. Hanshaw filed a complaint on Oct. 19 in Kanawha Circuit Court against city of Charleston and Justin Adam Jones alleging failure to control.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 7, plaintiff's vehicle was rear-ended by Jones, a city police officer, while stopped at a light on MacCorkle Avenue, causing plaintiff to sustain severe injuries necessitating extensive treatment. The plaintiff holds city of Charleston and Jones responsible because the defendant's employee allegedly negligently drove his vehicle while distracted, failed to keep careful lookout, and failed to avoid said collision.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants to be held jointly and severally liable for his injuries and damages. He is represented by Walton S. Shepherd III of Walton S. Shepherd III, attorney at law in Sissonville. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Carrie L. Webster.

Kanawha Circuit Court Case number 16-c-1592

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