- Associated Press - Thursday, September 29, 2016

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The family of a Gresham teen who was struck and severely injured by a delivery van is suing the driver and her employer for $16.5 million, alleging the driver was hired without disclosing her history of seizures and epilepsy.

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports (https://bit.ly/2d6zfr7 ) that Deann Lepoidevin had been driving for a flower delivery service when she struck Viridiana Orozco-Hernandez as the teen crossed the street. The girl suffered brain trauma and several fractures.

The lawsuit filed this week says Lepoidevin suffered two seizures the day of the crash. It alleges negligence against Nancy’s Floral for hiring the woman without asking about her medical history.

The complaint also claims Lepoidevin was previously denied a driving job with another company because they knew about her seizures.

Nancy’s Floral declined to comment.



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Information from: The Oregonian/OregonLive, https://www.oregonlive.com

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