Fatal Post-Party Accident Lands Printer in a Lawsuit
NASHVILLE, TN—A printer here has joined the list of defendants in a civil suit stemming from the death of two pedestrians who were struck and killed by a driver who had been drinking at the company’s “Naughty and Nice” holiday party last December, The Tennessean reported. The mother of one of the victims is seeking $15 million in damages.
Tommy Allen, 23, and Michael Brooksher, 22, were struck and killed Dec. 11 by a car driven by Trevor Bradshaw and Erin Brown. Both were arrested on two counts of vehicular homicide, according to the newspaper. Brown gave her car keys to Bradshaw, who allegedly had been drinking at the party hosted by Jive Printing.
Ann McKee, Allen’s mother, is also suing Metro Government for failing to install signs that warn motorists of pedestrians crossing the street where the accident took place. Brown’s parents are also listed as defendants in the suit.
Jive Printing, which offers digital printing and mailing services, is accused of “encouraging guests to drink heavily by providing copious amounts of free alcohol and passing out shots of liquor by bartenders, who did not properly monitor the guests’ level of intoxication,” the suit contends. Bradshaw and Brown reportedly left the party, which was scheduled to last until 11:30 p.m., around 2 a.m.
The lawsuit also points out that just one vehicle was provided as transportation for attendees, despite invitations being extended to more than 1,000 people.
Under the “Naughty and Nice” theme, the “nice” attendees were encouraged to attend the party between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m., while the “naughty” guests were asked to arrive after 8 p.m., according to The Tennessean.