Beaumont woman sues hit-and-run driver

Kelly Holleran May 27, 2010, 6:45am

A Beaumont woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims failed to yield the right-of-way to her at a stop sign, then fled the scene.

Madeline Scott claims she was traveling north in the 2400 block of Concord on March 9, 2009, when defendant Justin Robertson, who was stopped facing south in the 2400 block of Gulf Street in Beaumont, failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign, struck Scott and fled the scene.

Because of the accident, Scott sustained injuries to her neck, back and to her body in general; incurred medical costs; and experienced physical pain, suffering and mental anguish, according to the complaint filed May 17 in Jefferson County District Court.

Robertson negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to avoid the accident, failed to yield the right-of-way and failed to drive as a reasonable person would have, the suit states.

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

Scott will be represented by David J. LaRue of Loncar and Associates in Beaumont.

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

Jefferson County District Court case number: A186-876.

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