Husband of Kingfield teacher killed in crash files lawsuit

Today’s post was shared by The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group and comes from www.onlinesentinel.com

Andrew Hodgins is suing Craig Gage for allegedly driving negligently when his van struck a van driven by Samantha Wright.

The husband of a Kingfield teacher who died in a head-on collision this winter is suing the driver of the van that struck his wife’s minivan.

LAWSUIT: Samantha Wright, 38, of Kingfield, was killed in January after her Dodge minivan, seen here, was hit by a van traveling toward her on Route 27 in New Vineyard. Wright’s husband, Andrew Hodgins, is suing Craig Cage, the driver of the other van.

Samantha Wright, 38, of Kingfield, was killed Jan. 6 when her van was struck by a van driven by Craig Gage, 23, of Saco.

Andrew Hodgins, Wright’s husband, filed a lawsuit against Gage, claiming he acted negligently, which resulted in the crash.

Court documents filed by Hodgins attorney’s allege that Gage was driving too fast for the poor winter conditions, was not following traffic rules, didn’t “heed the presence” of Wright’s van and “failed generally to adhere to appropriate standards of care.”

The lawsuit does not cite a specific amount of money it’s seeking, but it states Hodgins is seeking compensation for emotional distress, the loss of Wright’s companionship to him and 1-year old daughter Penelope, and money for expenses such as funeral costs, child care cost increases and the loss of Wright’s future earnings.

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