Crash between Suburbans subject of suit

Marilyn Tennissen Sep. 8, 2010, 4:00pm

A Beaumont resident driving a Suburban has sued a local company after a collision with the company's Suburban.

Danielle Licatino filed suit against R&S Transport Co. Inc. and its owner Courtlon David Rivette on Sept. 7 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the complaint, Licatino was riding as a passenger in a Chevy Suburban on Sept. 6, 2008, when the vehicle was struck by a Suburban driven by Rivette.

Licatino claims she suffered injuries to her body generally. No further details about the collision or the plaintiff's injuries are provided in the suit.

"It is Plaintiff's belief that Defendant R&S owned and/or controlled and/or maintained the suburban that its employee, David Rivette, was operating," the suit states.

"Defendant Rivette was the driver of the suburban, and was acting within his course and scope of his employment with Defendant R&S and had a duty to exercise ordinary care and operate the suburban reasonably and prudently."

The plaintiff claims Rivette failed to keep a proper lookout; safely stop the vehicle that he was operating; and keep the vehicle under his control.

Licatino is seeking damages for past and future physical pain, mental anguish, disfigurement, physical impairment and medical expenses. She is also asking for interest, costs and other relief the court deems appropriate.

Jury trial requested.

The plaintiff is represented by Beaumont attorney Charlton Hornsby.

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

Case No. E188-011

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