Collision on service road leads to lawsuit

Kelly Holleran Oct. 18, 2010, 7:48am

A Pineland resident has filed suit against the drivers she claims caused a collision at an intersection, making her sustain neck, shoulder and chest injuries.

Almedia G. Martin claims she was riding in a vehicle being driven north in the 600 block of Interstate 10 service road by defendant Tawana Teahon Galloway on March 21, 2008, when the accident occurred.

"Defendant Chad Alan Hornbuckle was traveling east in the 3300 block of North when he broadsided the vehicle Plaintiff was in as it proceeded through the intersection," the suit filed Oct. 5 in Jefferson County District Court states.

In addition to her injuries, Martin incurred medical costs; experienced physical pain, mental anguish and suffering; and endured physical impairment because of the collision, according to the complaint.

She blames both Galloway and Hornbuckle for causing the collision, saying they negligently failed to maintain control of their vehicles, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to timely apply the brakes on their vehicles and drove unsafely and inattentively.

In her complaint, Martin is seeking a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and other relief to which she may be entitled.

Douglas C. Sikes of Provost and Umphrey 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: E188-530

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