Lawsuit: Woman was assaulted leaving note on parked car she lightly struck

By Nicholas Malfitano | Nov 7, 2018

PHILADELPHIA – A Wayne County woman alleges her minor collision with a parked car in Philadelphia led to a major incident of assault with a Delaware defendant, one who denies the incident ever occurred.

Summer Barrouck of Honesdale filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Aug. 8 versus Zonja Engram, of New Castle, Del.

Barrouck says on Sept. 11, 2016, she was driving on the 1900 block of North 18th Street in Philadelphia, when she pulled out of a parking spot and made light contact with a parked vehicle. The plaintiff claims she pulled over, in order to leave a note on the vehicle – which it turned out, belonged to the defendant – as she saw it to be unoccupied.

“When she exited her motor vehicle, the defendant, Zonja Engram, negligently, recklessly and carelessly physically assaulted plaintiff. Plaintiff at no time did anything to provoke said attack. During said attack, defendant scratched plaintiff’s cheek and collarbone, tore her dress and would not let her go until defendant’s son forcibly grabbed defendant, pulling her away from plaintiff. As a result of this assault, plaintiff Summer Barrouck suffered severe and permanent physical and emotional injuries,” the suit states.

In an answer to the complaint filed Sept. 11, counsel for Engram categorically denied Barrouck’s allegations and claimed that no such attack ever took place

For counts of assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and punitive damages, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus interest and costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Warren I. Siegel of Bernhardt Rothermel & Siegel, in Philadelphia.

The defendant is represented by Marc Sigal of Stanshine & Sigal, also in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 180800382

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nick.malfitano@therecordinc.com

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