Lawsuit blames Porter County officer for crash

2013-10-31T11:45:00Z 2013-11-01T00:16:14Z Lawsuit blames Porter County officer for crashBob Kasarda bob.kasarda@nwi.com, (219) 548-4345 nwitimes.com
October 31, 2013 11:45 am  • 

VALPARAISO | A woman has filed suit claiming she was injured in car crash two years ago caused by Porter County Sheriff's Department Officer Brian Gill.

Melody King said in the lawsuit she was driving south on Ind. 49 at 7 p.m. Nov. 4, 2011 when Gill recklessly entered the highway from Division Road against a red light.

Gill's action forced King to activate her brakes, but she was unable to stop in enough time to avoid colliding with the car in front of her, according to the suit.

King said she was injured, has incurred medical expenses and lost earnings.

The suit targets Gill, Sheriff Dave Lain, the Porter County Sheriff's Department and the Porter County Board of Commissioners.

Porter County Attorney Betty Knight declined comment because of the pending litigation.

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