By Evan Goodenow, Winchester Star:
An elderly driver is seeking $500,000 from the city and a Winchester firefighter who drove the fire truck that struck his car.
The crash occurred on Nov. 16, 2016, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Winchester Circuit Court. Roy Locke Jr. was eastbound on Berryville Avenue driving through the North Pleasant Valley Road intersection when he was struck by a fire truck driven by firefighter and emergency medical technician William Steele.
The suit alleges Steele “failed to properly and safely operate his vehicle while crossing the intersection” and that he ran a red light before striking Locke, who the suit said was seriously injured.
The truck was responding to a call and had its lights and siren on, according to Karl Leidke, president of the Shawnee Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company. The company was named in the lawsuit because it owns the fire truck.
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