Woman, 2 kids sue over wreck on MLK

Kelly Holleran Nov. 8, 2010, 5:45am

An Orange County woman claims she and two minors sustained injuries when a driver collided with the vehicle in which they rode after failing to yield at a stop sign.

Kristen Carney filed a lawsuit individually and as next friend of Hayle Davis and Stephanie Davis in Jefferson County District Court on Oct. 29 against Henrietta Rideaux.

Carney claims she drove on Martin Luther King Parkway in Beaumont on March 12 when she attempted to make a left turn onto Franklin Street. The two girls rode as passengers in Carney's vehicle at the time, according to the complaint.

Suddenly, Rideaux ran a stop sign and struck Carney's vehicle, the suit alleges.

Because of the collision, Carney and the Davises incurred medical costs and experienced physical pain, suffering and mental anguish, the complaint says.

In addition, Carney claims she lost earnings and incurred property damages.

Carney blames Rideaux for causing the collision, saying she negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to stop to avoid a collision and drove inattentively.

In her complaint, Carney seeks damages within the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

E. Hart Green of Weller, Green, Toups and Terrell in Beaumont will be representing her.

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

Jefferson County District Court case number: A188-713

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