(Cheyenne, Wyo.) – A lawsuit seeking damages from an incident in which a 15-month-old child was run over in the parking lot of the Teton Motel in Lander was filed Thursday in U. S. District Court in Cheyenne. The suit was filed by Nicolette Williams on behalf of her child, identified as “J.W.” and it names as defendants Child Development Services of Fremont County; Paulene Fross, driver of the vehicle that struck the child; Red Dog Properties, LLC d/b/a the Teton Motel; and Cowboy State Properties, who managed the property.
Williams and the child now live in the state of Connecticut.
The suit alleges that on the morning of April 18,2012, Fross and another employee of CDS went to William’s apartment at the motel to provide services to J.W.’s brother in a CDS owned van. Upon leaving the apartment, and in the parking lot of the motel, her vehicle struck the child and ran over the child’s head with the rear passenger side tire, causing serious and debilitating injuries, including a traumatic brain injury. The suit alleges that the child had a stroke as a result of the incident which resulted in permanent injuries.
The suit cites nine claims for relief against the aforementioned defendants and asks for damages for past, present and future: pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, medical expenses, and caretaking plus a loss of earning capacity and such other damages as may be established at trial. The suit asks for a jury trial.
CDS was not available for a response.