Booker sues Baker over rear-end crash

Kelly Holleran Dec. 1, 2010, 11:55am

A Beaumont man has filed suit against the driver who he claims rear-ended him.

Dax Booker Sr. claims he was riding in a vehicle stopped at a red light in the middle lane of the 3600 block of Highway 365 on March 23 when the incident occurred.

"Defendant, Allen Philoze Baker, failed to control his speed and suddenly and violently collided into the rear of the vehicle in which Plaintiff was a passenger," the suit filed Nov. 23 in Jefferson County District Court states.

Because of the collision, Booker sustained severe personal injuries, experienced physical pain, suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment and lost household services, the complaint says.

Booker blames Baker for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to control his speed, failed to maintain a proper lookout, failed to maintain proper control of his vehicle and failed to timely apply his brakes. In addition, Booker drove too fast and failed to exercise ordinary care, according to the complaint.

In his complaint, Booker is seeking an unspecified judgment, plus pre- and post-judgment interest at the highest legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Tommy L. Yeates of Moore Landrey in Beaumont will be representing him.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Case No. D188-856

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