Boy's parent claims girl hit son in the mouth with hockey stick

By The Madison County Record | Apr 16, 2014

The mother of a minor boy has filed suit against the parent of a child she claims hit her son in the mouth with a hockey stick while both children were engaged in the sport.

Kimberly Dunn, as mother and next friend of Cory Dunn, a minor, filed suit April 7 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Raymond Andrews, father and next friend of Janet Andrews, a minor.

According to the complaint, Cory was playing hockey in the gym at Coolidge Junior High School on Pontoon Road in Granite City on Feb. 26, when defendant Janet, who was also playing hockey, struck Cory in the mouth with a hockey stick.

Because of the incident, Cory was made sick, sore, lame, disordered and disabled, suffered extensive injuries to his mouth and endured a loss of his front teeth, which were knocked out, according to the complaint. Cory Dunn also suffered disfigurement and experienced pain and suffering, the suit states.

Kimberly Dunn blames Janet Andrews for causing her son’s injuries, saying she failed to keep a proper lookout for other hockey players, failed to stop her hockey stick before it became a high stick, failed to properly keep her stick under control and used a high stick.

Kimberly Dunn is seeking a judgment of more than $50,000, plus costs. She is being represented by John H. Hustava of Collinsville.

Madison County Circuit Court case number 14-L-538.

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