The family of a bicyclist killed in a hit-and-run accident in West Richmond last summer has filed a $5-million wrongful death lawsuit against the driver who ran into her.
The suit on behalf of the mother of Lanie Kruszewski names Elias Webb, according to the account in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Webb told authorities he left the scene of the accident because he thought he had hit a deer. He was convicted in February by a Richmond jury of leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or death. He was sentenced to three years in prison.
Kruszewski was riding her white bicycle with large white headlights in front, flashing red lights in the rear and red reflectors, according to the complaint.
The victim’s family is represented by Richmond lawyer H. Aubrey Ford III, according to online court records.
Webb, meanwhile, has been transferred from the Richmond jail to an air conditioned lockup in Henrico County, according to WWBT. He reportedly suffers from sleep apnea and requires a CPAP machine.