Suit claims stop sign runner caused crash

Kelly Holleran Jul. 25, 2011, 5:56am

A Jefferson County woman claims she sustained severe injuries after a driver collided with her vehicle when he failed to yield the right-of-way.

Paula Boneau filed a lawsuit individually and on behalf of Marcile M. English on July 13 in Jefferson County District Court against Kenneth Sinegal and Eyvette Viltz.

In her complaint, Boneau claims she drove east in the 3300 block of 36th Street on July 13, 2009, when Sinegal, who drove Viltz's vehicle south in the 3700 block of Sixth Avenue, failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign and crashed with Boneau. Boneau's vehicle landed in a ditch, according to the complaint.

Because of the collision, Boneau and English incurred medical costs and experienced physical pain and mental anguish, the suit states.

Boneau blames Sinegal for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to drive in a safe manner, failed to turn to avoid a collision and failed to timely apply his brakes. In addition, he negligently failed to keep his vehicle under control and failed to yield the right-of-way, the complaint says.

In her complaint, Boneau seeks a judgment within the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Allen Parker of The Parker Law Firm in Port Arthur will be representing her.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. D190-495

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