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Piedmont couple blames American Legion for car crash

By Wadi Reformado | Jul 19, 2017

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KEYSER — A Piedmont couple is suing the American Legion, alleging negligence led to a motor vehicle crash that injured the plaintiffs.

Kathy Denise Broadwater and Christopher Allen Broadwater filed a complaint June 23 in Mineral Circuit Court against Daniel Tilden Wolfe and American Legion 52, Kelly-Mansfield Home Club Post, also known as Kelly Mansfield Post 52 doing business as Kelly Mansfield Home Club Inc., alleging failure to to properly control a motor vehicle.

According to the complaint, the Broadwaters suffered physical injuries from a head-on collision Aug. 5, 2016 on McMullen Highway near Rawlings, Maryland. The suit says their car was hit by a vehicle driven by Wolfe. The plaintiffs say the suffered injuries and emotional distress and required hospitalization 

The plaintiffs allege the defendants served alcohol to Wolfe and allowed him to operate a vehicle while grossly intoxicated.

The Broadwaters seek trial by jury and all medical expenses that exceed $50,000. They are represented by attorneys Daniel R. James and Nicholas T. James of James Law Firm PLLC in Keyser.

Mineral Circuit Court case number 17-C-65

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