Red-light runner blamed for wreck on Highway 146

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau May 31, 2011, 4:11am

GALVESTON � Evelyn Babineaux-Wagner and Ronald L. Wagner have filed suit against Houston resident Freguy Jean and his employers, ThyssenKrupp Access Manufacturing LLC and Thyssen Krupp Elevator, over a multiple-vehicle accident in Bacliff last December.

According to a lawsuit filed May 17 in Galveston County District Court, Jean was on the clock for ThyssenKrupp on Dec. 8, 2010, when he caused a wreck at the corners of Highways 146 and 646 which injured Babineaux-Wagner.

Court papers show Babineaux-Wagner was a passenger in a vehicle waiting at a red light prior to the alleged incident.

They further explain that Jean ran a red light suddenly and without warning at a high rate of speed at the intersection and struck another vehicle which reportedly had a green light.

Jean's vehicle then hit the vehicle carrying Babineaux-Wagner and impacted others nearby, the original petition says.

Babineaux-Wagner was airlifted to a hospital in Houston after the wreck in question.

She says she was not released home from medical care for over 100 days.

The suit faults Jean for failing to stop, failing to yield the right of way, failing to maintain a proper lookout, failing to timely apply the brakes and failing to control speed while ThyssenKrupp is blamed for negligently entrusting one of its vehicles to him.

Consequently, Babineaux-Wagner and her husband seek unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

They are represented by attorney R. James Amaro of Houston.

The case has been assigned to Galveston County 122nd District Court Judge John Ellisor.

Case No. 11-cv-0800

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