Driver caused collision after disobeying stop sign

Kelly Holleran May 16, 2013, 1:19pm

A Beaumont woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims disregarded a stop sign and struck her vehicle. 

Rolanda Randle claims she was driving north in the 2400 block of Victoria Street in Beaumont on May 2 when defendant Kevin Oliphant, who was driving west in the 1200 block of Bolivar Street, disregarded a stop sign and suddenly struck Randle’s vehicle.

Because of the collision, Randle sustained a low back injury; incurred medical costs; experienced pain, suffering and mental anguish; and lost wages and her earning capacity, according to the complaint filed May 8 in Jefferson County District Court.

Randle blames Oliphant for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to stop at a stop sign, failed to control his speed, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to timely apply his brakes, failed to drive in a safe manner and failed to yield the right-of-way to Randle.

In her complaint, Randle is seeking an unspecified judgment, plus pre- and post-judgment interest at the highest rate allowed by law, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Tommy L. Yeates of Moore and Landrey in Beaumont will be representing her.

The case has been assigned to Judge Bob Worham, 58th District Court.

Case No. A194-322

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