LAFAYETTE – A motorist alleges he was injured in an Acadia Parish collision with an employee of the U.S. Navy.

Donald McNabb filed a complaint on Feb. 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division against The United States of America alleging that the government negligently hired a careless driver.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Aug. 15, 2014, he was lawfully operating his 2001 Mercury Grand Marquis in the parking lot of the Shell gasoline station in the city of Rayne when his vehicle was struck on the driver’s side by an automobile driven in reverse by Kyle Lewis, an employee of the U.S. Navy. As a result, plaintiff alleges he sustained injuries resulting in medical expenses, physical and mental pain and disability. The plaintiff holds The United States of America responsible because defendant's employee allegedly backed his vehicle when it was not safe to do so, failed to yield the right of way and failed to maintain a proper lookout.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against defendant in the full and true sum of $1.5 million. He is represented by Bret C. Beyer Sr. and Megan E. Reaux of Hill & Beyer in Lafayette.

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, Lafayette Division Case number 6:17-cv-00275

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