A lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. in the 2012 case of fatal ambulance rampage in Port Royal.
Investigators said Marine Kalvin Hunt escaped from a Naval Hospital, took his clothes off, stole a fire truck, crashed into several cars and killed a pedestrian Justin Miller.
Jonas Armstrong was a victim in the rampage. His truck was totaled by the speeding fire truck. According the lawsuit, Armstrong hurt his knee and suffered mental anguish, terror, knowledge of bodily injury, loss of income and other damages.
Hunt's family told WTOC that Hunt suffers from a mental illness and wasn't taking his medication. Last year, the solicitor laid out his criminal history for a judge.
"He has a conviction in the military in April of 2011 for assault, for communicating threats, escape," said Solicitor Duffie Stone.
Now the Naval Hospital is being sued for allowing him to escape and for failing to monitor him.
Armstrong wants at least $12,000 to cover medical bills. He also wants a jury trial.
The criminal case against Hunt cannot move forward until the solicitor gets the results of a mental evaluation to determine whether Hunt is fit to stand trial.
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