Accident at intersection subject of lawsuit

Kelly Holleran Nov. 12, 2012, 1:27pm

A Jefferson County resident claims he lost wages after a driver failed to yield at a stop sign and struck his vehicle. 

Ramon Castillo filed a lawsuit Nov. 2 in Jefferson County District Court against Leeartha Dural Randall.

In his complaint, Castillo alleges he drove south in the 6000 block of 32nd Street in Groves on Nov. 10, 2010, when Randall, who was driving east in the 3300 block of West Parkway, failed to stop at a traffic signal and struck Castillo’s vehicle “with such force that his vehicle was totally destroyed and he was seriously injured as a result.”

In addition to his lost wages, Castillo sustained bodily impairment, lost his earning capacity, experienced physical pain and mental anguish and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint.

Castillo blames Randall for causing his collision, saying she negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to turn to avoid a collision, failed to timely apply her brakes, failed to keep proper control of her vehicle and failed to keep a proper lookout.

In his complaint, Castillo seeks a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus exemplary damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Stephen N. Williams of The Williams Firm in Beaumont will be representing him.

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

Case No. D193-547

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