RaceTrac Hit With Another Personal Injury Suit

RaceTrac, an Atlanta-based gas behemoth known for its gut-busting soda fountains, has gotten slammed with another slip-and-fall lawsuit, some two months after a local couple filed suit against the 320-store petroleum conglomerate.

Isaura Velez walked into a Hollywood RaceTrac store in October 2010 but claims that she slipped, fell, and hurt herself, according to a lawsuit recently filed in the Broward County Civil Court.

Velez says that the store, located at 1200 S. Pine Island Road, did not tell her that the floor was wet.

Velez says she has suffered "severe injuries and damages" from the fall, according to court documents. Velez does not detail those injuries in the filing.

In July, Richard and Susan Gold also filed a lawsuit against RaceTrac.

Their complaint is based on a 2009 incident, when the husband and wife pulled into a RaceTrac filling station at 599 Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach, court documents note.

Richard Gold started to pump gas, putting the nozzle on the auto-fill setting, according to the lawsuit. Gold claims that the pump malfunctioned, as a "high volume of gasoline started spewing" from the tank into the air and onto the ground, around the pump and his vehicle.

Gold says that he slipped and fell on the gas, seriously damaging his neck and back.

Like Velez, Gold is demanding a jury trial.

At presstime, a RaceTrac representative has not returned calls for comment. Check back to the Pulp for updates.

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