David Yates Aug. 31, 2015, 5:25pm


A trial of a lawsuit brought by an area resident claiming he sustained spinal injuries after a driver failed to yield the right-of-way at an intersection has been continued.

As previously reported, Wayne Earl Guice filed a lawsuit July 3, 2012, in Jefferson County District Court against Jonathan Quach.

The case was suppose to go to trial on Aug. 31 but was continued due to illness, according to a courthouse official.

Guice claims he was driving north on Gladys Avenue on May 24, 2012, when he attempted to proceed through its intersection with W. Lucas Drive.

Suddenly, Quach, who was driving south on Gladys Avenue, failed to yield the right-of-way as he attempted to turn east onto W. Lucas Drive, according to the complaint.

Quach collided with Guice.

Because of the collision, Guice sustained injuries, experienced severe pain and discomfort, incurred medical costs and sustained mental anguish, disability and physical impairment, the complaint says.

Guice blames Quach for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to yield the right-of-way, failed to timely apply his brakes, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep his vehicle under control and failed to recognize oncoming traffic.

Guice seeks actual damages, plus costs, pre- and post-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law and other relief the court deems just.

Beaumont attorney Clay Dugas represents him.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, is presiding over the case.

Case No. D192-647

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