LANCASTER — A couple are suing America's Auto Auction Lancaster Inc., a car auction company, citing alleged loss of consortium and negligence.
Fidel Gil Cedeno and Naoris J. Arnout filed a complaint on Aug. 1 in the Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County against the defendants, alleging they failed to properly supervise the driver of a motor vehicle that struck and ran over Cedeno.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on April 11, Fidel Gil Cedeno was struck and run over by a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup operated by an employee, agent or representative of the defendant while walking in the area of Sales Lane No. 6. Cedeno allegedly suffered right leg injuries, a fractured right femur that required surgical intervention, head injuries, hematoma, concussion with post-concussive symptoms, and emotional distress. Arnout has been deprived and continues to be deprived of the companionship and consortium of her husband, the suit says.
The plaintiffs hold America's Auto Auction Lancaster Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to adequately investigate the qualifications of the driver of the motor vehicle that struck and ran over Cedeno prior to hiring him/her. Additionally, it failed to restrict or prohibit pedestrians such as Cedeno from walking in the area of the auto auction where vehicles were being operated by its employee(s), agent(s) or representative(s), the suit says.
The plaintiffs seek an amount in excess of $50,000 plus interest, costs, delay damages, and such other relief as the court may deem appropriate. They are represented by Chad Rankin of Rankin & Gregory LLC in Lancaster.
The Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Case No. is 18-06360.