A Sykesville woman filed a $300,000 lawsuit last week in Howard County Circuit Court against an Ellicott City driving school, one of its employees and a second driver, accusing them of reckless and negligent driving.
Robin Regester, 25, said she suffered neck and back injuries in July 1990 as she was waiting at a red traffic light on the Baltimore National Pike in Ellicott City. In the suit, Ms. Regester said a car driven by Mark Andrew Shaw, an Easy Method Driving School employee, rammed into the car behind her, causing a three-car collision.
Ms. Regester is suing Mr. Shaw and the driver of the second vehicle, Mark William Compton of Columbia, for reckless and negligent driving. Easy Method Driving School was named as a defendant in the case because it employed Mr. Shaw.
Ms. Regester sued Mr. Shaw and Mr. Compton jointly for $200,000 and the driving school for $100,000. She claims she suffered permanent physical injuries and "severe psychological trauma" as a result of the accident.
Representatives of Easy Method Driving School refused to comment on the case.