Driver alleges motorist who rear-ended vehicle at San Francisco intersection was using phone

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Feb 4, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco man is seeking damages from a driver he alleges was using a cellphone before colliding with his vehicle at an intersection in the city.

Joseph Valera filed a complaint on Jan. 22 in the San Francisco Superior Court against Cathy Blalock alleging negligence.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 23, 2017, Valera was stopped due a red light near the intersection of Lake Merced Boulevard and Middlefield Road in San Francisco when defendant Blalock rear-ended his vehicle and caused the plaintiff injuries. The suit states that upon information and belief, the defendant was using a cellphone at the time of the collision.

The plaintiff holds Blalock responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to drive in accordance with state law.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for general and special damages, prejudgment interest, costs of suit, and such other and further relief as the court may deem proper. He is represented by Scott R.L. Love in San Francisco.

San Francisco Superior Court case number CGC19572995

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