Stop sign runner, companies sued two years after collision

David Yates Jul. 5, 2012, 11:25am

Diane Baxter is suing Dustin Riley and two companies for injuries she received when Riley allegedly failed to yield at a stop sign and struck her vehicle two years ago.

The suit was filed June 27 in Jefferson County District Court and also names Del Papa Distributing and T&S Fleet Service as defendants.

According to the lawsuit, on July 26, 2010, Baxter was traveling east on Gladys Avenue when Riley, while in his course and scope of employment with the defendant companies, failed to yield the right of way at a stop sign and struck her vehicle.

The company defendants are faulted with negligent entrustment. Riley is also accused of negligently failing to maintain a proper lookout.

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

Beaumont attorney Ryan Schaper of Provost Umphrey represents her.

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

Case No. A192-624

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