Driver of NAPA Auto Parts vehicle accused of repeatedly running over man

By Elizabeth Young | Apr 23, 2013

NEW ORLEANS – A local man is suing after allegedly being repeatedly hit by a car owned by a NAPA Auto Parts store.

Frank Nuzzo filed suit against Genuine Parts Company, NAPA Auto Parts and Geico Casualty Company in the Orleans Parish Civil District Court on March 1.

Nuzzo was working at Tulane University as the Chief Operating Engineer of Tulane’s power plant at the time of the alleged incident on March 1, 2012. The suit claims that after the vehicle hit him Nuzzo fell to the ground, at which point the vehicle struck and rolled over him multiple times. Nuzzo sustained injuries to his hips, back and shoulder, the suit claims.

The defendant is accused of negligence for failing to yield to a pedestrian, failing to see what he should have seen, failing to keep a proper lookout, inattention and failing to act with reasonable care.

An unspecified amount of damages is sought for  pain and suffering,  physical injuries and disability, mental and emotional distress, medical expenses, loss of income, loss of earning capacity and loss of enjoyment of life.

Nuzzo is represented by C. Arlen Braud II of Mandeville-based Braud & Gallagher.

The case has been assigned to Division H Judge Michael G. Bagneris.

Case No. 2013-2054.

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