The trial of a pedestrian struck and allegedly injured by a Gregory Electric Co. truck in a 2012 incident in Five Points has been delayed.
The trial, in which Jemme Stewart is suing Gregory Electric for unspecified actual and punitive damages, was to begin Monday or Tuesday.
But state Judge DeAndrea Benjamin postponed the trial so both sides could do further discovery, a pretrial fact-finding process, lawyers in the case said Tuesday.
According to Stewart’s complaint in the case, a truck driver for Gregory was negligent when his vehicle struck her while she was in a cross walk.
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Gregory has accepted responsibility. The lawsuit is over the amount of damages to be awarded, according to a company lawyer.
Pedestrian safety is a matter of public interest in Five Points, one of Columbia’s most popular locales.