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Pembroke woman suing Hampton Beach Casino

BRENTWOOD — A Pembroke woman who was run over by a sport utility vehicle in a parking lot at the Hampton Beach Casino has filed suit, claiming she was struck while a parking attendant was directing the SUV.

Hana Braga is suing the Hampton Beach Casino and the driver of the SUV following the accident on June 25, 2010, that left her with "severe and painful" injuries to her right ankle and foot, lower back, hip and neck, the suit said.

According to the suit filed in Rockingham County Superior Court, Braga was standing next to her car and was removing items to place in a stroller to take to the beach when a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer was backing up under the direction of parking lot attendant Nicholas Barrett.

The suit said the Hampton Beach Casino had a duty to "provide proper training to and supervision of its employees in performing their duties, including the proper direction of traffic in its parking lot."

Braga claims she was hit without warning and immediately fell backward onto the pavement. At that point, the suit said, the SUV ran over her right ankle and foot.

Braga has filed a separate suit against the driver, Sharri L. Mitchell of Manchester, alleging she failed to maintain a proper lookout and didn't sound her horn to alert others of her presence.

Mitchell declined comment on the accident Thursday, referring all questions to her insurance company. She did not provide the name of the insurer.

A representative from the Hampton Beach Casino could not be reached for comment.


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