AUGUSTA — A Belgrade family is suing for damages from an October 2013 crash that sent a 2001 Oldsmobile through a wall and into their first-floor bedroom where Jeffrey Faucher was sleeping.

The defendants are the man who was driving, Adam Sirois; and his mother, Laurel Sirois, the owner of the vehicle. Both live in Farmingdale.

The lawsuit is filed in Kennebec County Superior Court at the Capital Judicial Center.

The plaintiffs, Jeffrey and Amy Faucher, who also are making claims on behalf of their minor daughters Livia and Mira Faucher, charge that the Adam Sirois was negligent and careless in driving the motor vehicle and that his “outrageous and intentional conduct, caused the Fauchers great harm and emotional distress. It also charges that Laurel Sirois is liable as well because she allowed Adam Sirois to drive her vehicle.

The Fauchers, who are represented by attorney P.J. Perrino, describe the accident in the complaint, saying they were asleep on Oct. 10, 2013, when the vehicle driven by Adam Sirois “ran off the road and hit the plaintiffs’ home located on the Knowles Road.”

It says Jeffrey Faucher’s injuries “were the result of the carelessness and negligence of defendant Adam Sirois.”

A news story at the time indicated that while initial reports indicated there were no injuries, Jeffrey Faucher’s leg and foot began to swell afterward and he sought medical care for it the following day.

At the time of the crash, then-Chief Deputy Ryan Reardon, of the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office, said the car driven by Adam Sirois, then 32, was traveling along Knowles Road about 45 mph.

“The next thing he knew, he lost control, no steering and no brakes, and he careened into the side of the house,” Reardon said.

The front half of the car ended up inside the house.

The cause could have been a tired driver or mechanical failure, Reardon said. Police did not issue any citations, and Reardon said there was no indication alcohol was involved.

Perrino said insurance companies are involved in the lawsuit.

Both Adam and Laurel Sirois, through their attorney, Laura Berry, deny the allegations in the complaint and presented affirmative defenses, saying the Fauchers’ damages “are the result of the sole or comparatively greater fault of the plaintiffs, and that the Fauchers have failed to mitigate their damages.” Berry said Thursday she was hired by the Sirois’s insurance company to represent them.

Discovery in the case is scheduled to end Friday, and it has been assigned to Justice Michaela Murphy.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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Twitter: @betadams

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