Beaumont woman sues driver of borrowed vehicle over collision

Kelly Holleran Apr. 13, 2010, 10:43am

A Beaumont woman has filed suit against the driver she says collided with her vehicle.

Jessica McCray claims she was driving on Jan. 29 when defendant Katherine Broussard collided with her vehicle. At the time of the collision, Katherine Broussard was driving a vehicle lent to her by co-defendant Joseph Broussard IV, according to the complaint filed March 31 in Jefferson County District Court.

Because of the collision, McCray experienced physical pain, suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment; lost wages and her earning capacity; suffered disfigurement; and incurred medical expenses and property damage, the suit states.

She blames Katherine Broussard for causing the collision, saying she failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to look for traffic, failed to control her speed, failed to yield the right-of-way, failed to apply her brakes, lost control of her vehicle, collided with McCray's vehicle and drove in a negligent and harmful manner.

Joseph Broussard IV should never have loaned Katherine Broussard his vehicle because he should have known that Katherine Broussard is a reckless and incompetent driver, the complaint says.

In her complaint, McCray is seeking a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre- and post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other damages the court deems just.

Sandee L. Hart of Orange will be representing her.

The case has been assigned to Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: A186-435.

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