BECKLEY – A Florida woman says she was injured during an accident on shuttle at The Greenbrier Resort.
Mary Beth Doyle filed her lawsuit earlier this month in federal court against Greenbrier Hotel Corporation and a John Doe driver of the shuttle. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice owns The Greenbrier.
The Leesburg, Fla., resident says she was staying in a cottage at The Greenbrier on Oct. 1, 2015, when she took advantage of the resort’s complimentary shuttle service between the resort and its parking lots.
“After defendant Doe entered the parking lot, he unexpectedly and recklessly increased his driving speed,” the complaint states. “Defendant John Doe then lost control of the shuttle he was driving and struck the concrete post head-on. The collision caused plaintiff to be violently thrown around inside the shuttle.”
Doyle says the driver wasn’t paying attention, and that the collision was so violent it disabled the shuttle and broke the exit door.
“Defendant Doe did not render aid to plaintiff after the collision,” the complaint states, adding “another agent of defendant Greenbrier arrived at the scene of the collision and refused to render aid to plaintiff because he was on his break.”
Doyle says she was told to go to the resort’s Christmas Shop to “call for another vehicle to come pick her up and take her back to her cottage.” She also says the defendants never reported the collision to any law enforcement agency.
Doyle says she sustained serious bodily injuries to her neck, back and shoulders. She accuses the defendants of negligence as well as willful, wanton and reckless conduct.
She seeks compensatory damages because she says she has suffered serious and permanent bodily injury and tremendous physical and mental pain and suffering, medical expenses, loss of ability to perform household services, loss of ability to enjoy life, humiliation, embarrassment, annoyance, anxiety, aggravation, mental anguish, inconvenience, emotional distress and a loss of ability to perform daily activities as well as other economic and non-economic damages.
Doyle also seeks punitive damages “to punish and deter the defendant from like conduct in the future.” She also seeks pre- and post-judgment interest, court costs and expenses, attorneys fees and other relief.
She is being represented by Joshua R. Martin and Brooks West II of West Law Firm LC in South Charleston.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia case number 5:17-cv-02619