Motorcycle rider claims truck driver ran stop sign, struck him

David Yates Mar. 23, 2011, 8:25am

A Beaumont couple is suing Allied Electrical Contractors of Beaumont and one of its truck driver's, Daniel Gillies, who allegedly ran a stop sign and struck the man.

Donald and Gloria Bill filed their suit March 21 in Jefferson County District Court.

Court records show that on May 17, 2010, Donald Bill was on his motorcycle traveling north on Fourth Street in Beaumont when Gillies, while in the course and scope of his employment, failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign and struck him.

The suit further alleges Gillies negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and apply his brakes in a timely manner.

The suit also faults Allied with negligent entrustment.

Donald Bill is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

His wife is suing for loss of consortium.

The plaintiffs are represented in part by Houston attorney Mickey Washington.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. E189-634

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