Crash at Gulfway and DeQueen leads to suit

Kelly Holleran Aug. 2, 2012, 8:59am

A Port Arthur man has filed suit against the driver who he claims failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign.

Robert Galvan claims he was driving his 1995 Toyota T100 west in the 2500 block of Gulfway Drive at DeQueen Boulevard in Port Arthur on Dec. 29, 2010, when defendant Herbert Tezeno, who was driving his 1995 green Ford Taurus at the same intersection, failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign and struck Galvan's vehicle.

Because of the collision, Galvan sustained lower back and knee injuries; experienced significant physical pain, suffering, physical impairment and mental anguish; and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint filed July 23 in Jefferson County District Court.

Tezeno negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to timely apply his brakes, failed to swerve to avoid a collision, failed to yield the right-of-way, failed to maintain proper control of the vehicle and failed to give a proper warning of the impending collision, the suit states.

In his complaint, Galvan is seeking actual and exemplary damages, plus pre- and post-judgment interest at the legal rate and other relief the court deems just.

He will be represented by Cynthia M. Frederick of The Frederick Law Firm in Houston.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Case No. D192-706

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