PHILADELPHIA – A woman allegedly seriously injured by falling electrical wires subsequent to a nearby motor vehicle accident, has initiated litigation against the driver and business she claims are responsible for her injuries.

Sharon Furgess of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 7 versus Willow Run Foods, Inc. and Frank Falank, both of Kirkwood, N.Y.

“On or about March 10, 2016, plaintiff [Sharon] Furgess was a pedestrian standing on the sidewalk of 52nd Street at or near its intersection with Market Street, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, when a food delivery truck owned by defendant, Willow Run Foods, Inc., operated by defendant [Frank] Falank and being operated with the permission of Willow Run Foods, Inc., which was exiting the Checkers restaurant from an entrance-only lane, struck the overhead electrical wires and caused them to fall onto plaintiff,” the suit says.

As a result of the accident, Furgess allegedly suffered injuries to her head, neck and back, among others.

Furgess believes Falank operated the vehicle without due regard for her rights, failed to have the vehicle under control and failed to exercise caution and due care, among other charges, while the plaintiff feels his employer, Willow Run Foods, Inc., was negligent in entrusting the vehicle to “an incompetent and unsafe driver” like Falank, according to the lawsuit.

For counts of negligence and negligent entrustment, the plaintiff is seeking damages, jointly and severally, not in excess of $50,000.

The plaintiff is represented by Stuart A. Carpey of Carpey Law, in Conshohocken.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 171100318

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