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Family claims a state trooper was responsible for collision with car

By Carrie Bradon | Jun 17, 2016

GRETNA – A family is seeking damages over claims that a Louisiana State Trooper caused their car to be struck while responding to call for help.

John B. Rice and Barbara Rice, individually and on behalf of their minor children, filed a suit against Richard J. Reggio and the State of Louisiana through the Department of Public Safety and Corrections in the 24th Judicial District Court on May 26.

According to the claim, John B. Rice was sitting in his vehicle on May 21, 2015, following a car accident, waiting for the police to come to the scene when the incident occurred. The suit states that Reggio was driving on the same road, eastbound Interstate 10, to respond to the plaintiff's request. The suit further states that Reggio tried to cross the eastbound lanes to reach the plaintiff, but instead drove into the pathway of another car, causing it to veer off the road and into the plaintiff's parked car.

The defendant Reggio is accused of omissions through improper lane usage, failure to be aware and keep a lookout, violating states and local traffic laws, failing to exercise reasonable car and overall negligence.

The plaintiffs are seeking an unspecified amount in damages. They are represented by Jordan L. Bollinger of Baton Rouge. The case has been assigned to Division L Judge Donald A. Rowan Jr.

The 24th Judicial District Court Case number 761064

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