Motorist sends biker flying

David Yates Dec. 10, 2009, 5:37am

Earlier this year, Chelsea Hubert veered into oncoming traffic and struck Kevin Savoie while he was out riding his motorcycle.

On Dec. 7, Savoie filed suit against Hubert, along with the owners of the vehicle she was driving, Joshua and Carol Thomas, in Jefferson County District Court.

According to his suit, on March 7 Savoie was traveling west on F.M. 1960 in Harris County when Hubert crossed the median into oncoming traffic and struck him, "causing him to be ejected from his motorcycle."

The suit says venue is proper here because Hubert is a Jefferson County resident.

Hubert was driving a 2007 Chevy Malibu owned by the Thomases. The suit faults the couple for negligently entrusting Hubert with their car.

In his suit, Savoie faults Hubert for negligently failing to take evasive action and keep a proper lookout.

He is suing for past and future mental anguish, medical expenses and lost wages, plus attorney's fees.

The plaintiff is represented by Houston attorney Jeffrey BeFort.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th Judicial District, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. B185-449

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