After fifth grader run over ‘no less than twice’ by golf cart, household sues Leon County Colleges

After 5th grader run over 'at least twice' by golf cart, family sues Leon County Schools

CD Davidson-Hiers
| Tallahassee Democrat

After a fifth-grader was run over by a golf cart “no less than twice” DeSoto Path Elementary Faculty, her household is suing the Leon County public college district, in line with a lawsuit filed final week. 

In keeping with the criticism, college monitor Dallis Brown final October reversed his golf cart over the lady and didn’t name 911 or instantly alert the varsity’s nurse. 

As a substitute, Brown “picked up (the scholar) and positioned her on the again of the golf cart,” the criticism says. 

Her dad and mom, Jim Alexander Navarro and Helen Patricia Brenes, are demanding a jury trial for damages of greater than $30,000. Joe Longfellow and Riley Landy of Tallahassee legislation agency Andrews, Crabtree, Knox & Longfellow characterize the household. 

Longfellow instructed the Tallahassee Democrat on Friday that in a video he watched of the incident from a college safety digital camera, Brown seems to reverse within the golf cart towards the fifth-grader, knock her down and roll over her with the front and back tires of the golf cart, then drive ahead over the lady once more. 

He mentioned, to his information, the scholar didn’t break something within the accident however she did maintain again accidents, for which she continues to be being handled. 

A criticism in a lawsuit tells one facet of a narrative. District spokesman Chris Petley mentioned the district is conscious of the go well with however “however doesn’t supply touch upon pending litigation.” He additionally declined to say whether or not Brown continues to be employed by the district.

The criticism additionally alleges Brown was not correctly skilled on using a golf cart and holds the varsity district liable, as Brown’s employer, for the lady’s ache and struggling, incapacity, disfigurement, psychological anguish and for the prices of medical care, along with damages for the dad and mom’ misery. 

CD Davidson-Hiers is an schooling reporter for the Tallahassee Democrat. Contact her at 850-631-0958, or Twitter: @DavidsonHiers. 

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