A woman who claims Charlottetown Coun. Mitch Tweel ran over her foot with his car is taking the politician to court.
Kelly Caseley filed a statement of claim on Dec. 24, 2012, in which she sought an unspecified amount in damages after an accident involving Tweel in 2010.
The statement of claim alleged Caseley was crossing an intersection on Kent Street in Charlottetown after leaving work around 6 p.m. when she saw a vehicle driving straight towards her without slowing down.
Caseley’s claim said the walk signal was on at the time. She alleged she tried to turn and run out of the way, but before she could Tweel’s Honda Accord stopped beside her with its front passenger side tire on her left foot.
Tweel got out of the car and Caseley yelled for him to get back in so she could free her foot, the claim alleged. Caseley claimed Tweel moved his car and then drove her to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
In the statement of claim, Caseley alleged Tweel was negligent by failing to drive at an appropriate speed, he failed to maintain a proper lookout and failed to operate his car in a careful and prudent manner.
Caseley claimed she suffered serious and permanent injuries to her foot, which caused ongoing pain and discomfort. The injuries resulted in a loss of past and future income, loss of future earning capacity, future care costs, loss of past and future housekeeping capacity, loss of future earnings, pain, suffering, and a loss of enjoyment of amenities of life, the claim said.
Tweel was contacted about the claim, but said he couldn’t comment on the legal proceedings.
None of the allegations have been proven in court and Tweel has yet to file a statement of defence.