Train collides with tractor-trailer, engineer sues for injuries

David Yates Aug. 23, 2012, 9:11am


A locomotive engineer is suing a trucker and his employer, claiming the train he was riding in smashed into a tractor-trailer at a railroad crossing.

Harris County resident Camel Miller filed his suit against Gulfmark Energy and Ronnie Tyrone on Aug. 20 in Jefferson County District Court.

This is the second suit filed over the same incident.

As previously reported, train conductors Chase Echols and Patrick Horn also filed suit against Gulfmark and Tyrone on June 27.

According to the lawsuits, on June 6 the plaintiffs were working aboard a train traveling in Liberty County when Gulfmark employee Tyrone failed to stop and yield at a railroad crossing and was struck.

The first suit filed alleges the collision resulted in the trailer erupting in fire and causing injuries to the plaintiffs.

Miller's petition faults Gulfmark for negligently entrusting the tractor-trailer to Tyrone. The company is also accused of negligently failing to train and supervise Tyrone.

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

Attorney Steve Young of the Houston law firm Tavormina & Young represents him.

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

Case No. A192-915

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