Red-light runner sued by other driver

Kelly Holleran May 4, 2009, 7:42am

A Jefferson County woman has filed suit against two companies and one of its employees, alleging she was injured after the employee failed to stop at a red light.

Wanda Fontenot says she was driving her 2008 Toyota Avalon on Oct. 9 at the intersection of Folsom and N. Major Drive in Beaumont when John Elder Campbell, who was driving a 1994 white Mack T roll-off truck owned by Environmental Rental Services, failed to yield right-of-way at a red light, according to a complaint filed April 29 in Jefferson County District Court.

Campbell was employed by Clean Harbors Environmental Services, the suit states.

Because of the collision, Fontenot sustained physical pain, mental anguish, emotional trauma and physical impairment, incurred medical costs and lost earnings, the suit states.

Fontenot claims Campbell, Environmental Rental Services and Clean Harbors Environmental Services were guilty of negligence.

Fontenot is seeking an unspecified judgment, plus costs, interest and other relief the court deems just.

She is represented by Paul F. Ferguson Jr. of Provost Umphrey Law Firm.

The case has been assigned to Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: E183-919.

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