Passenger sues PA over collision with fire truck

David Yates Sep. 1, 2011, 5:22am

Port Arthur resident James Trail is suing the city he resides in for injuries he received when a vehicle he was riding in collided with a fire truck.

The suit was filed Aug. 30 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on March 20, 2010, the vehicle Trail was traveling in had stopped at a stop light at the intersection SH 87 and US 69 in Port Arthur when a city fire truck struck him.

The suit accuses the city fire truck of negligently disregarding turn markers at an intersection and failing to pass his vehicle safely.

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

The plaintiff is represented in part by Beaumont attorney Barry Bennett of Eddins & Bennett.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. A190-740

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