Beaumont driver sued over wreck in Lumberton

Kelly Holleran Aug. 5, 2010, 8:00am

A Hardin County woman has filed suit against the Beaumont driver who she claims rear-ended her.

Amanda Hendon claims she was driving south on Highway 69 in Lumberton on Aug. 14, 2008, at about noon when she decreased her speed because of a traffic light.

"The defendant, Jeremy J. Johnson, failed to control his speed and violently struck the Plaintiff's vehicle in the rear," the suit filed July 30 in Jefferson County District Court states.

Because of the accident, Hendon sustained permanent bodily impairment and scarring, lost earnings and her earning capacity and experienced physical pain and mental anguish, according to the complaint. In addition, Hendon incurred medical costs, the complaint says.

Hendon blames Johnson for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to turn his vehicle to avoid a collision, failed to apply his brakes and failed to keep proper control of his vehicle.

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

Stephen N. Williams of The Williams Firm in Beaumont will be representing her.

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

Jefferson County District Court case number: A187-432.

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