Port Neches man, minor claim multiple injuries from crash

Kelly Holleran Nov. 29, 2010, 9:41am

A Port Neches man said in a recently filed suit that he and a minor girl suffered multiple injuries after a driver failed to yield the right-of-way and caused a collision.

Johnathan Reed filed a lawsuit Nov. 18 in Jefferson County District Court against Travis Hoosier and Security Enterprises.

Reed claims he drove south on 32nd Street in Groves at its intersection with West Parkway when the accident occurred after Hoosier failed to yield the right-of-way on July 26, 2009. At the time, minor Kayla Reed rode in the vehicle with Johnathan Reed, according to the complaint.

Reed and Kayla sustained injuries to their backs, knees, shoulders, necks, arms, hands and wrists, the suit states.

In addition to their injuries, the Reeds have incurred medical costs and experienced physical pain, suffering, physical impairment and mental anguish, the suit states.

They blame Hoosier for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to maintain his speed, failed to timely apply his brakes and failed to yield the right-of-way, the complaint says.

Johnathan Reed also names Security Enterprises as a defendant, saying it owned the vehicle Hoosier drove at the time of the collision.

In his complaint, Reed seeks a judgment within the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate, post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Jill S. Chatelain of McPherson, Hughes, Bradley, Wimberley, Steele and Chatelain in Port Arthur will be representing him.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. B188-833

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