2 injured in deadly car-ramming incident in Charlottesville file lawsuit

People fly into the air as a vehicle drives into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017. The nationalists were holding the rally to protest plans by the city of Charlottesville to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. There were several hundred protesters marching in a long line when the car drove into a group of them. (Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WRIC) — Two of the people who were injured during Saturday’s deadly car-ramming incident in Charlottesville have filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit.

The plaintiffs — Tadrint Washington and Micah Washington — claim they were physically injured when James Fields Jr., plowed through a crowd of protesters following Saturday’s ‘Unite the Right’ rally. They are asking for $3 million in compensation.

The suit names Fields, who has been charged with second-degree murder, as well as Jason Kessler, who organized the rally at Emancipation Park, Richard Spencer, David Duke and several other groups that attended the rally.

The lawsuit claims the rally’s organizers were inciting a riot and that Kessler was negligent by not ensuring the rally would be peaceful.

Heather Heyer was killed and 19 people were sent to the hospital for injuries suffered in the crash.

Fields was denied bond on Monday and is being held at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.