Kyle Barnett Feb. 6, 2015, 3:38pm


GRETNA – A man who claims he was run over while crossing the street is suing the driver of the vehicle he alleged hit him as well as the vehicle’s owner.

Michael Riley filed suit against Joseph A. Windon, Erroll A. Windon and USAA General Indemnity Company in the 24th Judicial District Court on Dec. 9.

Riley contends that on Feb. 9, 2013 he was in the parking lot at the Exxon gas station at Manhattan Blvd. in Harvey when he crossed a nearby road when the traffic light changed to green and had he had the right of way. The plaintiff alleges that as he was crossing the roadway he was struck by a vehicle driven by  Joseph A. Windon, owned by Erroll A. Windon and insured by USAA General Indemnity Company.

Riley claims he suffered severe bodily injuries in the incident.

The defendant is accused of failing to maintain reasonable vigilance, failing to see what should have been seen, operation a motor vehicle in a careless and reckless manner, negligent injury, failing to stop vehicle to avoid the accident, driving in an inattentive and irresponsible manner and being an unskilled vehicle operator.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for mental anguish, anxiety, emotional distress, pain and suffering, disability, loss of mobility, loss of bodily function, inconvenience and medical expenses.

Riley is represented by Ron A. Austin of Harvey-based Ron A. Austin & Associates LLC.

The case has been assigned to Division B Judge Cornelius E. Regan.

Case no. 744-942.

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