Cy-Fair company blames driver for two broken utility poles
A Cy-Fair company is suing over claims a truck driver damaged its property by crashing into a high-voltage power line.
Lonestar Couplings, with an office in Cy-Fair, filed a lawsuit on Jan. 12 in Harris County District Court against Celadon Trucking Services, Inc. and Jeffrey John Witworth, citing negligence.
Lonestar Couplings says at 4:30 a.m. Feb. 15, 2010, Witworth, a driver for Celadon, drove a truck into a high-voltage power line on its property, causing two utility poles to break.
According to the brief, Witworth ignored a sign that read “No Thru Trucks” when he entered the private lot owned by Lonestar. The suit further alleges he failed to stop or notify anyone after the accident.
Lonestar Couplings is seeking damages and court costs. It is being represented in the case by Houston attorney Aaron Pool.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2012-02470.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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