Wreck on Fannett Road blamed on stop-sign runner

By Kelly Holleran | Sep 17, 2012

A Beaumont man claims he sustained neck, low back and left shoulder injuries after a driver failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign, causing a collision.

Ronald Randle filed a lawsuit Sept. 5 in Jefferson County District Court against Barbara Wells.

In her complaint, Randle claims he drove east on Fannett Road on Sept. 9, 2010, and approached a stop sign. At the same time, Wells drove south on Westmoreland, but failed to yield the right-of-way to Randle’s vehicle and struck it, according to the complaint.

Because of the collision, in addition to his injuries, Randle experienced pain, suffering and mental anguish; lost wages; and endured physical impairment, the suit states.

Randle blames Wells for causing the collision, saying she negligently failed to yield the right-of-way, failed to maintain a proper lookout, failed to timely apply her brakes, failed to drive in a safe manner and failed to maintain control of his vehicle.

In his 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 Landrey in Beaumont will be representing him.

The case has been assigned to Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court.

Case No. E193-007

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