Failure to yield the right of way at intersection causes wreck

Michelle Massey Jul. 27, 2010, 9:44am

A Jefferson County woman has filed a lawsuit against a Texarkana family after a collision allegedly caused by the family's failure to yield the right of way at an intersection.

Megan Broussard filed suit against Hillary Fowler, Kim Fowler, Wade Fowler and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Co. on July 21 in Jefferson County District Court.

Broussard states the accident occurred on Aug. 5, 2008, when Hillary Fowler failed to yield the right of way at an intersection and hit plaintiff's vehicle. The plaintiff suffered a severe head injury and other injuries.

Fowler is accused of negligence for failing to keep a lookout as a person of ordinary prudence would have kept under similar circumstances and for failing to stop, yield, or grant immediate use of the intersection to a vehicle.

At the time of the accident, Broussard was in her father's vehicle. Her father had purchased the underinsured motorist policy on the vehicle.

The plaintiff is seeking damages for medical expenses, loss of earnings and earning capacity, physical impairment, physical pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, loss of benefits, interest and court costs.

Broussard is represented by Beaumont attorney Jonathan C. Juhan.

Judge Donald J. Floyd, 172nd District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. E187-349

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