Marc Rene, 34, was driving his sedan northbound on a two-lane road. Patrick Chancey was driving a tractor-trailer owned by Pat Salmon & Sons of Florida when he pulled out of a truck yard and made a wide turn onto the roadway. This caused the tractor-trailer to enter the northbound lanes, which resulted in a collision with the Rene vehicle.
Rene suffered fractures to his right hip and knee and a degloving injury to his right heel. He underwent hip and knee surgeries. It is anticipated that additional surgeries are needed. Rene continues to suffer pain from these injuries and incurred medical expenses of nearly $230,700.
He sued Pat Salmon & Sons and Chancey, claiming that Chancey chose not to yield the right-of-way. The lawsuit did not claim lost income.