SAN DIEGO – A Temecula resident has filed a suit after a collision between her and a postal service vehicle.

Rhonda G. Cozad filed a complaint on Aug. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against United States of America alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on June 12, 2014, as she was riding her motorcycle northbound on Old Highway 395, United States Postal Service employee Kathi Mortensen Frantzich, whiles driving a USPS vehicle, made an unsafe left hand-turn causing a collision with the plaintiff. As a result, the plaintiff alleges suffered severe injuries including blunt trauma, body fractures abdominal contusion, and acute blood loss. 

The plaintiff holds United States of America responsible because she was informed that at the time of the incident the driver was employed by USPS, thus making it the proper party defendant in this case. Furthermore, Frantzich allegedly failed to exercise reasonable care while driving, failed to look out for the safety of other drivers and failed to yield the right of way. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, for damages in an amount to be proven at trial, attorneys' fees, interest, cost of suit and further relief as the court may deem just. She is represented by Russell A. Gold and Victoria J. Lazar of Gomez Trial Attorneys in San Diego.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California Case number 3:16-cv-01960

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