Suit alleges PA man ran stop sign, caused collision

David Yates May 2, 2012, 8:43am

Area resident Michael Carrier has filed suit against Port Arthur local Joseph Sias, who allegedly failed to yield at a stop sign and caused a collision last September.

The petition was filed April 26 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the petition, on Sept. 2, 2011, Carrier was traveling east on 17th Street when Sias, who was southbound on Florida Avenue, failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign, striking Carrier's vehicle.

The suit further alleges Carrier negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, apply his brakes in a timely manner and safely enter the intersection.

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

Houston attorney James Lassiter III represents him.

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

Case No. D192-365

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