Father Files Lawsuit After Crash Kills His Daughter - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/8/04

Father Files Lawsuit After Crash Kills His Daughter

The father of a 15-year-old girl killed in a car accident is suing the 16-year-old driver and her parents.

Janell Aboushadid was killed September 27th when the car she was in flipped just north of Seminole, ejecting her. Now, Janell's father is suing Courtney Ward and her parents, claiming they were negligent in Janell's death.

The lawsuit blames Courtney for operating the vehicle in a careless manner, failing to require her passengers to wear seat belts and taking faulty evasive action. It also accuses her parents of allowing an inexperienced driver to operate their vehicle. The lawsuit does not specify a damage amount.

Courtney suffered minor injuries in the accident. Another passenger, 15-year-old Shanna Davis suffered critical injuries and she remains hospitalized at Covenant in good condition.

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