LOUISA MAN STRUCK ALONG ROADWAY LAST JULY BY VEHICLE DRIVEN BY FIREFIGHTER WHO WAS RESPONDING TO AN EMERGENCY CALL
JULY 26, 2019 – written by WADE QUEEN
CHRISTOPHER PAUL MULLETT, WHO WAS KILLED IN JULY 2018, WHEN HE WAS STRUCK BY A VEHICLE DRIVEN BY A LOUISA FIREFIGHTER ON AN EMERGENCY CALL. MULLET’S HAS JUST RECENTLY FILED A LAWSUIT OVER THE DEATH INCIDENT OF HER SON.
A Louisa woman, who is the mother of a Louisa man killed while walking along KY. 3 highway in Lawrence County last July 2018, has filed a lawsuit in connection with his death.
Maybelle Mullett. who is individually and as the administrator of the estate of Christopher Paul Mullett, has filed legal action against Blake A. Hammond and the city of Louisa.
According to the legal complaint action suit, on July 10, 2018, at approximately 10:14 P.M., Christopher Mullett was walking along KY. 3 roadway near the intersection of See Chapel Road in Lawrence County, when he was struck by a vehicle being operated by Blake A. Hammond, of Louisa.
Christopher Mullett was transported from the roadway scene by an air ambulance to Cabell-Huntington Hospital in Huntington, West Virginia, where he died from the injuries that he suffered from being struck by the vehicle operated by Hammond, the lawsuit complaint states.
At the time Blake Hammond struck Christopher Mullett, he was a volunteer firefighter with the Louisa Fire Department, and he was responding to a call-out in furtherance to his duties as a volunteer fireman, the lawsuit says, adding that Blake Hammond was operating his motor vehicle in such a “negligent or grossly negligent manner” as to cause it to strike Christopher Mullett, the suit complaint says.
At the time of the collision, Hammond was engaged in his duties as a volunteer firefighter with the city of Louisa, which is “vicariously liable for all the negligent acts committed by Blake Hammond while pursuing his duties as a volunteer fireman,” the lawsuit complaint added on.
The legal brief further stated that Blake Hammond was operating his motor vehicle without liability insurance, according to the suit complaint.
The city of Louisa was negligent in that it “failed to either require or monitor people they knew or should have known would be operating their personal vehicles in furtherance of services provided by the city, to carry and maintain liability insurance on their vehicle while in furtherance of services provided by the city,” the lawsuit complaint said.
Maybelle Mullett has sustained punitive loss, mental anguish, emotional pain and suffering, medical and funeral expenses as well as other damages, the complaint lawsuit filed against the city of Louisa by Maybelle Mullett sums up in her claims.