Injured Driver Sues Phills Estate


Tuesday, August 29th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A cab driver, injured in the January car accident that killed Bobby Phills, is suing the estate of the former Charlotte Hornets guard.

Yao Agbegbon, one of two motorists hurt when Phills lost control of his Porsche while driving in excess of 100 mph, is seeking $10,000 in damages.

Agbegbon claims in his lawsuit that Phills was engaged in unlawful racing with Hornets teammate David Wesley at the time of the accident, Charlotte television station WBTV reported.

Wesley was acquitted last month of spontaneous speed competition but convicted of reckless driving. He was given a 30-day suspended sentence, fined $250 plus court costs and ordered to complete 40 hours of community service within 60 days.

Wesley acknowledged under cross-examination that he and Phills both were driving their Porsches fast before Phills collided head-on with another car.