Trio sue company for $1 M for auto collision

David Yates May 21, 2007, 12:00pm

Arturo Salinas, accompanied by his minor son and a co-worker, was driving a company vehicle on County Road when another motorist veered into his lane and collided with him head on.

Salina, along with his son and Jacabed Martinez, are suing his employer Platinum Communications Co., Inc. for $1 million.

According to the plaintiffs' petition, filed with the Jefferson County District Court on May 18, on July 29, 2006, Salinas was operating the company vehicle during the "course and scope" of his employment with Platinum when the incident occurred.

The suit does not say why Salinas' son was with him, or how Platinum is negligent for his injuries.

After the collision, Salinas was "transported by helicopter to the hospital for emergency treatment," the suit said. "He suffered�a fractured hips, a broken femur, broken toes, and punctured his liver and kidneys" and also cracked his spine.

The plaintiffs are suing for physical pain, disfigurement and impairment, mental anguish and medical costs. If a settlement is reached, the three plan on splitting the payoff.

They are represented by attorney William Walker, Walker Law Offices.

Court assignment is pending.

Case No. B179-335

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