Four plaintiffs sue driver over Port Arthur crash

Kelly Holleran Apr. 23, 2012, 11:37am

Four people have filed suit against the driver who they claim failed to stop at a stop sign and struck their vehicle.

Marcus Freeman and Cassandra Corona claim they and minors Cassidy Freeman and Mya Freeman were riding in a vehicle traveling west in the 3000 block of Jimmy Johnson Boulevard in Port Arthur on Oct. 9, 2011.

Defendant Thomas Cane, who was driving north in the 7600 block of Anchor Drive, failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign. In turn, Cane struck the Freeman vehicle, causing it to spin, jump the curb and strike a light pole, according to the complaint filed April 13 in Jefferson County District Court case number.

In addition to their injuries, the plaintiffs suffered from a deteriorated physical and mental state, suffered great pain and mental anguish and incurred medical costs because of the collision, the suit states.

Cane negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to yield the right-of-way, failed to control his speed, failed to drive in a safe manner, failed to apply his brakes in a timely manner and drove inattentively, the complaint says.

In addition to Cane, the plaintiffs name Vo Dinh as a defendant, saying he negligently entrusted his vehicle to a reckless driver.

The plaintiffs are seeking an unspecified judgment, plus interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

They will be represented by Brandon P. Monk of The Monk Law Firm in Port Arthur.

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

Case No. B192-300

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