Driver sues for injuries in red-light collision

Carol Ostrow May 14, 2015, 8:55am


A woman brought a lawsuit against a Jefferson County company and its driver for alleged vehicular negligence in 2015.

Alissa Jones filed a complaint against Mustang Machinery Company Ltd, d/b/a Mustang Cat, and Matthew Paul Foster, of Kountze, in Jefferson County District Court May 5, claiming damages in a March 2015 collision.

According to the filing, Jones was operating her vehicle northbound on Martin Luther King on or about March 13, 2015. The defendant was going eastbound on Pennsylvania. The suit alleges that Foster, who was driving the vehicle in the course and scope of his employment with Mustang Cat, failed to yield the right of way by running through a red traffic light and colliding with the plaintiff’s car.

The city or town where the accident occurred is not cited.

Jones required medical treatment for injuries, the suit states. The complaint maintains that Foster was driving negligently by failing to apply his brakes; maintain a proper lookout and control of his car; yield the right-of-way; turn his vehicle to avoid impact; and drive at a reasonable rate of speed under the circumstances. His company is cited with negligent hiring and training.

Citing pain, suffering, lost wages, impairment and disability, the plaintiff seeks between $200,000 and $1 million in damages; pre- and post-judgment interest; attorney’s fees; expenses, and costs.

Jones is represented by Michael Lindsay, Barrett Lindsay, and John Pat Parsons of Lindsay, Lindsay & Parsons in Beaumont.

Jefferson County District Court Case A-197079

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