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Woman Seeks Damages |After Carriage Mishap

(CN) - A Georgia woman claims in court that the operator of a horse drawn carriage in Savannah is liable for injuries she suffered after she fell out of the conveyance and its driver ran her over.

In a complaint filed in Chatham County, Ga., Cheryl Lawrence claims Historic Savannah Carriage Tours and its subsidiary, Old Town Trolley Tours of Savannah, Inc., were negligent in creating a situation in which she lost her balance and fell from one of its carriages "to the ground where she was also run over by the carriage wheel and suffered significant injuries."

"Defendants' failure to secure the carriage before allowing passengers to exit was the direct and proximate cause of plaintiff's injuries," the complaint says. "As a result of this fall Ms. Lawrence suffered catastrophic and permanent debilitating injuries."

Lawrence is suing for negligence and seeks compensatory and punitive damages to be determined at trial.

Brian Cornwell of Lasky Cooper Law in Savannah represents Lawrence and declined to comment on the pending litigation.

"I will say that she is significantly injured," Cornwell said.

Historic Savannah Carriage Tours, located at 2 W. Bay St. in historic downtown Savannah, did not return a phone call seeking comment.

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