Owner of 3-wheel cycle seeks damages after wheel locks

By Annie Cosby | Jan 6, 2015

A Mississippi man is suing over claims he was injured when he lost control of his three-wheel motorcycle after one of its back wheels allegedly locked.

Stanley Steven English and Ginny Walker English filed a lawsuit Oct. 31 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Thoroughbred Motorsports Inc., citing negligence.

According to the complaint, Stanley Steven English was driving a 2010 Thoroughbred Stallion three-wheeled motorcycle south on James Street in Hattiesburg, Miss., on April 16, 2013, when he applied the brakes and the rear driver’s side wheel locked. The complaint states the locked wheel caused the motorcycle to lose control, leave the roadway and go over an embankment, where English was thrown.

English says the bicycle rolled on top of him and he sustained serious injuries. Thoroughbred Motorsports is accused of negligence in the design and manufacture of the alleged defective brake system. Ginny Walker English is suing for loss of consortium.

The Englishes seek more than $75,000 in damages, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, interest and costs of suit.

They are represented by attorney William S. Hommel Jr. of Hommel Law Firm in Tyler.

Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas case number: 2:14-CV-01010-JRG-RSP

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