GRETNA – The family of a man who died after his motorcycle allegedly caught on fire when he was struck by a moving van is suing.
Lacie K. Ginorio filed suit against Patrick Derrick Lee, The Moveroos Group Inc. and Junkaroos and Moveroos Franchise Systems LLS in the 24th Judicial District Court on March 19.
Ginorio asserts her husband, Mario Ginorio, was riding his motorcycle on Fourth Street in Marrero when a commercial truck owned by The Moveroos Group Inc. and driven by Lee, an employee of Moveroos, struck him and his motorcycle burst into flames. The plaintiff claims the incident resulted in the death of her husband.
The defendant is accused of failing to yield, failing to see what should have been seen, failing to maintain control of vehicle, failing to observe traffic conditions, failing to stop, failing to execute a proper turn, fleeing the scene, failing to do what should have been done to avoid the collision, operating a motor vehicle in an inattentive manner, operating a motor vehicle in a careless manner and violating state and local laws.
An unspecified amount in damages is sought for wrongful death, funeral expenses, medical expenses, loss of earnings and support, loss of consortium, pre-death pain and suffering, loss of love and affection, mental pain and suffering and physical pain and suffering.
Ginorio is represented by Joseph S. Piacun of Metairie-based Gennusa, Piacun & Ruli.
The case has been assigned to Division O Judge Ross P. LaDart.
Case no. 736-607.