Woman files on behalf of children injured in collision

Kelly Holleran Apr. 14, 2010, 9:41am

A woman has filed suit on behalf of her minor children for injuries they sustained after a driver struck them.

Carla Lewis claims she was driving at the intersection of Park Street and Campus Street in Beaumont on April 1, 2008, when defendant Marion S. Thomas collided with her.

At the time of the collision, minors Josetta Thomas, Keosha Lewis and Joseph Thomas were riding as passengers in Carla Lewis' vehicle.

Because of the collision, Carla Lewis incurred medical costs and court costs, according to the complaint filed April 5 in Jefferson County District Court.

In addition, the three minors have incurred medical expenses; experienced pain, suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment; and incurred court costs, the suit states.

Marion S. Thomas negligently failed to exercise due care, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep her vehicle under proper control, failed to swerve to avoid a collision, failed to timely apply her brakes, failed to yield the right-of-way and took faulty evasive action, the complaint says.

In her complaint, Carla Lewis is seeking unspecified damages, plus costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and other relief to which she may be entitled.

Jeffrey D. Chilton of Packard LaPray in Beaumont will be representing her.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: D186-448.

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