Car attempting to pass caused wreck, suit says

Kelly Holleran Jan. 23, 2012, 7:20am

Two Dallas County residents claim they sustained mental anguish and physical pain after a driver struck their vehicle while attempting to pass on the left side of their vehicle.

Robert L. Alexis and Richard P. Alexis filed a lawsuit Dec. 27 in Jefferson County District Court against Yorvis Fuentes Speck and Sureda A. Ferrer.

In his complaint, Robert Alexis claims he was driving south on Main Street in Port Arthur at its intersection with 16th Street when he attempted to make a left-hand turn.

At the same time, Speck, who was driving a vehicle Ferrer owned behind Robert Alexis, attempted to pass Robert Alexis, according to the complaint. Instead, Ferrer struck Alexis's vehicle, the suit states.

In addition to their physical pain and mental anguish, Robert Alexis and Richard Alexis incurred medical costs, sustained physical impairment and sustained property damages, the complaint says.

They blame Ferrer for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to timely apply his brakes, failed to maintain a proper lookout, drove too fast and failed to turn to avoid a collision.

They also name Speck as a defendant, saying she negligently lent her vehicle to Ferrer, who was an unlicensed driver.

In their complaint, Robert Alexis and Richard Alexis seek actual damages, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Lucas Lalite of Garland will be representing them.

The case has been assigned to Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court.

Case No. B191-567

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