Certificate of discovery filed in schoolboy hit by rearview mirror suit

David Yates Nov. 16, 2010, 10:50am

In September, the Southeast Texas Record reported that Loretta Patterson, the mother of a South Park Middle School student, filed suit against Jacqueline Stewart, claiming she struck her son with her rearview mirror.

Through Houston attorney Thomas Laucius, Stewart filed a certificate of written discovery on Nov. 4, certifying that she has responded to Patterson's request for disclosures.

Patterson filed the suit Sept. 14 on behalf of her son, Joseph Jenkins.

Court papers show that on Oct. 3, 2008, Jenkins was walking to school on the side of the road on Woodrow Street heading towards South Park, when Stewart struck him with a car mirror.

Patterson claims that because of the incident her son now suffers from soft tissue back discomfort, deep tissue contusions to his left elbow and a closed head injury.

She accuses Stewart of failing to keep a proper lookout and of failing to yield to a pedestrian.

Patterson is suing for her son's medical expenses and mental anguish.

She is represented by Beaumont attorney David LaRue of the Loncar & Associates law firm.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, is presiding over the case.

Case No. E188-273

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