Negligent Driver Kills Father of Two
Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) July 12, 2016 – A $7 million wrongful death lawsuit was filed against a driver who recklessly backed his pickup through a crowded parking lot. He struck and killed 37-year-old James Robinson. The truck hit several other vehicles and injured 11 other people.
James Robinson and his wife Julia and their daughter had been watching fireworks from the back of their vehicle. When the show was over, the Robinson family started to pack up to leave. While they were in the midst of departure preparations, their vehicle was hit by a 2006 Dodge pickup being driven by 65-year-old Lee Cromwell.
Jaide Robinson, one of the Robinsons’ daughters, was thrown to the pavement by her dad to get her out of the way of the speeding truck. As a result of this life-saving measure, she is still alive today. James Robinson was hit, crushed and killed by the pickup truck driver. His other daughter, Jaclynn also sustained injuries in the collision.
The Robinson family filed a wrongful death lawsuit seeking $5 million in damages for severe mental anguish as a result of witnessing the death of James Robinson, $1 million for personal injuries to the wife and another $1 million for both of the daughters.
Documents filed in court allege that Cromwell was speeding backwards in the parking lot, not properly controlling his truck, not keeping a proper lookout, and acting in a negligent and reckless manner. Crowell was under a 17-count criminal indictment for the accident that included charges of murder and 12 counts of reckless endangerment and aggravated assault.
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