Port Arthur sued following collision with city vehicle

David Yates May 5, 2015, 7:36am


The city of Port Arthur has been hit with an automobile collision suit for a wreck that occurred more than a year ago.

Peggy Louis Mitchell filed suit against the city on April 27 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Sept. 9, 2013, Mitchell was involved in a collision with a vehicle owned by the city.

The suit does not give details on how the collision occurred, but does accuse the city of negligent entrustment.

“Defendant City of Port Arthur, Texas, entrusted the vehicle to Sophia Raney Louis, a reckless and incompetent driver,” the suit states.

Some of the listed acts of negligence allege the driver failed to drive in a single lane, failed to yield and failed to enter an intersection when safe.

The plaintiff is suing for her past and future mental anguish, pain, medical expenses, lost wages and impairment.

She is represented by Adam Terrell, attorney for the Weller Green Toups & Terrell law firm.

Judge Kent Walston, 58th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. A197-052

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