GRETNA – A parade float rider alleges she and other passengers were injured when the driver "slammed" on his brakes in a St. Patrick's Day parade.
Toni Croal filed a complaint on March 11 in the 24th Judicial District Court against The St. Patrick Parade Committee of Jefferson Inc., K&K Insurance Group Inc., John Doe and ABC insurance company.
According to the complaint, on March 11, 2018, the plaintiff was participating in the St. Patrick's Parade on Metairie Road as a float rider for the benefit of The St. Patrick Parade Committee of Jefferson. The suit states the driver of the float the plaintiff was on, Doe, "slammed" on the brakes, throwing the plaintiff and other passengers on the float forward and causing injuries. The suit states the plaintiff sustained an ankle fracture as a result.
The plaintiff alleges Doe was negligent in his operation of the vehicle.
The plaintiff is seeking all reasonable sums due, attorney fees and court costs. The plaintiff is represented by Kevin O. Larmann of Larmann Law in Metairie Deborah Ellsworth Lonker of the Law Office of Deborah Ellsworth Lonker in Metairie.
The case has been assigned to Division D Judge Scott U. Schlegel.
The 24th Judicial District Court case number 792935