Kelly Holleran Oct. 24, 2012, 3:10pm

A Port Arthur man claims he suffered severe injuries to his rotator cuff, back and knee following a collision. 

Joseph Wayne Mayon filed a lawsuit Oct. 10 in Jefferson County District Court against Nathan Reed Sharp.

In his complaint, Mayon alleges he drove north on Ninth Avenue on March 8, 2011, when he came to a stop at the signal light. Suddenly, Sharp, who drove east in the 3700 block of FM 365, failed to stop at a red light and struck Mayon’s vehicle, according to the complaint.

In addition to his injuries, Mayon incurred medical costs, experienced physical pain and suffering, endured physical impairment and lost his earnings, the suit states. He also lost his earning capacity, endured disfigurement and mental anguish and will incur medical monitoring costs, the complaint says.

Mayon blames Sharp for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep the same distance as a reasonable driver would have, drove too fast, failed to stop at a traffic control device, failed to enter the intersection only when it was safe to do so and failed to yield the right-of-way.

In his complaint, Mayon seeks a judgment within the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Antoine L. Freeman of Port Arthur will be representing him.

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

Case No. A193-333

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