A paraplegic woman from West River has filed a $1.1 million suit against an Annapolis car dealership, alleging that it failed to fix her specially equipped van properly last June and that she was injured as a result.
Charlotte Thompson of the 5800 block of Chalk Point Road says in the suit filed in Anne Arundel Circuit Court that Koons Ford of Annapolis sold her a van equipped with a driver's platform designed to let her operate the vehicle on her own.
But when she went to pick up the van, after taking it in for repairs on June 7, the platform, designed to lift her into the vehicle, malfunctioned, "throwing her and the chair sideways," the suit alleges. It does not provide details of her injuries.
Ms. Thompson, who could not be reached for comment, is seeking $1 million in punitive damages and $100,000 in compensatory damages.
A spokesman for Koons declined comment yesterday.
Army Field Band to perform tomorrow
The Army Field Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.
Selections will include Ron Nelson's "Savannah River Holiday," and John Corigliano's "Gazebo Dances."
Admission is free. Information: 677-6586.
* Annapolis: Someone stole more than $1,700 worth of drills, saws and other construction equipment from a storage trailer in the first block of Jennifer Road in Annapolis during the weekend. County police said the lock had been twisted off the trailer.