Suit filed against FBI agent involved in car accident

By Jim Boyle | Aug 8, 2014

The parents of two minor children injured in a car accident have filed a personal injury suit in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas against an FBI agent involved in the accident and the driver transporting the kids.

According to the suit, on April 4, 2012, the two girls were passengers in a car heading northbound on the Roosevelt Boulevard and driven by defendant Fatima White. At approximately 11 a.m., the complaint says, the car collided with a vehicle operated by FBI agent Brian Myers.

As a result of the crash, both kids suffered severe and possibly permanent injuries, according to their parents Melvin Jamal Scruggs and Richard Lowry. Both families will need to pay for costly medical expenses to cover the children's recovery, the complaint says, and both girls have experienced pain, suffering and humiliation. They have not been able to tend to daily routines and could be permanently impaired, according to the complaint.

Both plaintiffs seek damages in excess of $150,000 from all defendants, including Myers employer, the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The complaint says that both drivers acted negligently by driving recklessly and without regard to the passengers. Myers and White are accused of not keeping a proper lookout on the road and failing to apply the brakes properly to avoid collision and the injuries.

The plaintiffs are represented by Steven Mezrow of Pansini & Mezrow in Philadelphia.

The case ID number is 140305719.

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