Suit claims driver turned from wrong lane

Kelly Holleran Aug. 26, 2010, 1:56pm

A Beaumont woman claims she suffered physical pain and mental anguish after a driver turned from the wrong lane and struck her vehicle.

Adrienne Barrett filed a lawsuit Aug. 19 in Jefferson County District Court against Corwin Jones Jr. and Moore Supply Co.

Barrett claims she drove east on Cardinal Drive on March 19, 2009, when Jones, who drove for Moore Supply, turned from the wrong lane and struck her.

Barrett blames Jones for causing the collision, saying he negligently turned from the wrong lane, failed to control his speed, failed to maintain proper control of his vehicle, failed to timely apply his brakes and failed to take proper evasive actions.

Jones also failed to maintain a proper lookout, failed to use reasonable care and failed to stay alert, the suit states.

In her complaint, Barrett seeks an unspecified judgment, plus interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

M. Dru Montgomery of The Heartfield Law Firm in Beaumont will be representing her.

The case has been assigned to Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: E187-713.

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