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Teen, mom sue St. Charles Country Club over 2009 incident

Published: Saturday, May 18, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Saturday, May 18, 2013 8:22 a.m. CDT

ST. CHARLES – A guest of the St. Charles Country Club is suing the facility for injuries she sustained when a motorized equipment vehicle overturned, pinned her and dragged her, causing permanent injuries and disfigurement, according to court papers filed this week in Kane County.

Hannah Braulick of St. Charles was 16 at the time she was injured July 9, 2009. She is seeking more than $50,000 in damages.

Her mother, Barbara Braulick, also is suing the country club, seeking more than $50,000 in damages for medical costs related to her daughter’s injuries.

According to the lawsuit. Hannah Braulick, who was a guest at an employee party held at the private country club, 1250 Country Club Road, St. Charles, was riding in a motorized equipment vehicle driven by an employee.

The lawsuit asserts that the country club failed to maintain control of its vehicle and allowed more people in it than was safe, making it more likely to tip over. 

And when the employee who was driving it turned sharply, it did tip over, pinning Braulick under it and dragging her along the pavement, the lawsuit states.

Deb Doerr-Wiesemann, the food and beverage director at the country club, said she did not know anything about a lawsuit. After a copy was faxed to the country club, Doerr-Wiesemann was unavailable for comment and did not return a voicemail message.

The Braulicks’ attorney did not return an email message seeking comment.

Hannah Braulick, now 20, deferred questions to her mother, who would not comment.

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