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A lawsuit has been filed in Douglas County Court against Douglas County and a deputy who crashed into the plaintiff while responding to a call in November 2021. According to court documents, deputy Steven Groseclose was traveling northbound on SR 28, where he continued through a red light at Eastmont Avenue in East Wenatchee and struck Matthew Michelsen, who had the right of way with a green light. The suit contends that Groseclose failed to drive with due regard for public safety and didn't follow Douglas County Sheriff's Office policies and procedures. The suit, filed on February 7th, seeks monetary damages for Michelsen, as well as reimbursement for court costs, attorney's fees, and compensation with interest for medical expenses and other assorted out of pocket expenses. Michelsen claims to still suffer from severe physical pain, as well as mental and emotional distress, he also says he's suffered wage losses and loss of future earning capacity. The case is expected to go to a jury trial.

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