Student Sues after Losing Eye During Golf Practice

October 15, 2008

A Buffalo High School student who lost an eye during golf practice is suing the Putnam County Board of Education.

Seventeen-year-old Eric Nathan Crist was injured in August 2007 when a ball hit by another member of the team struck him in the left eye at a golf course in Frazier’s Bottom.

Crist’s lawsuit, filed last week, alleges the coaches failed to properly instruct and supervise the team.

The lawsuit seeks more than $48,000 for medical expenses and unspecified damages for pain, suffering and embarrassment. It also seeks $200,000 for future medical expenses and nearly $470,000 for the reduction of Crist’s lifetime capacity to work.

County schools Superintendent Chuck Hatfield hadn’t yet seen the lawsuit Tuesday and said he couldn’t comment.

Source: The Charleston Gazette.

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