Red-light runner sued over girl's injuries
The parents of a minor girl allege their daughter sustained injuries after a driver struck a vehicle in which she rode.
Paul and Allison Coleman filed a complaint Sept. 16 in Jefferson County District Court against Kimber Sweat.
The Colemans claim they and their daughter, Megan Coleman, rode in a vehicle on 11th Street in Beaumont on Nov. 9, 2009, when Sweat ran a red light and struck the driver's side of their vehicle.
Because of the collision, Megan Coleman and her parents incurred medical costs and experienced physical pain, suffering, mental anguish, physical impairment and disfigurement, according to the complaint.
In their suit, the Colemans accuse Sweat of causing the accident, saying she negligently disregarded a red light, failed to apply her brakes to avoid a collision, failed to yield and failed to turn to the right or the left to avoid the collision. In addition, Sweat failed to sound her horn and failed to control her speed, the suit states.
The Colemans seek an unspecified judgment, plus interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.
John S. Morgan of Harris, Duesler and Hatfield in Beaumont will be representing them.
The case has been assigned to Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court.
Jefferson County District Court case number: B188-343