Eugene Woman Suing Six Local Businesses Over 2017 Drunk Driving Crash

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Eugene, Ore. – A Eugene woman, Evelyn G. Allen, 25, has filed court papers last week suing six local establishments, and Travis Anthony Simonis, for $30 million, according to court records. The heart of this suit is a Nov. 2, 2017 vehicle accident that left Allen paralyzed from the waist down. The driver of the vehicle was Travis Anthony Simonis, 29, or Eugene.

Allen claims in her suit that The Keg, Jimmy Mac’s Overtime Grill, O’Donnell’s Irish Pub, the Brew & Cue, Shooter’s Pub & Grill, and Don Juan Mexican Restaurant all overserved alcohol to Simonis, who according to the suit, was “visibly intoxicated”.

The suit claims the overservice was a factor in the accident. According to the suit, Simonis had a blood alcohol content of .27, over three times the legal limit.

Simonis, at the time of the accident, was charged with DUII, reckless driving and reckless endangering. Simonis, in February, pleaded guilty to assault 3 and DUII. Simonis was sentenced to probation.


Eugene, Ore. – A 29-year-old man faces multiple charges after police say he crashed a truck into a home in West Eugene Thursday night, according to a press release from Eugene Police.

At 7:19 p.m., Nov. 2, 2017 police and fire personnel were called to a report of a single-vehicle crash into a home on Bertelsen Rd.

Officers arrived to find two occupants of a 2006 black Ford F-350 truck, with the female passenger unresponsive.

First aid was administered to the woman by officers, and life support measures were administered by medical personnel. She was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries and trauma activation.

Police say initial investigation suggests alcohol and excessive speed as contributing factors in the crash.

The residents of the home were in the residence, but uninjured. Their home received extensive damage, and Red Cross responded to the scene to assist them as they were displaced from their home.

The driver, Travis Anthony Simonis, 29, of Eugene, sustained a minor injury and was evaluated at an area hospital before being taken to Lane County Jail.

The female passenger was, Evelyn G. Allen, aka: Evie Allen, 25, of Eugene.

Travis Anthony Simonis, 29, of Eugene, was arrested on DUII and other charges after allegedly crashing a truck into a Eugene home Nov. 2, 2017. Photo courtesy of Lane County Jail.

Simonis is lodged in Lane County Jail on charges of DUII, reckless driving and reckless endangering.

Police ask anyone who witnessed the crash to contact Officer Fritts at 541-682-5111 ext. 1167, and reference case number 17-18614.