Woman claims she was struck while at red light

Kelly Holleran Jan. 18, 2011, 6:48am

A Harris County woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims struck her at a red light.

Bobbie Slocum claims she was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Highway 90 and Broadway Street in China on June 7 when defendant Willie Haynes failed to control his speed and struck her vehicle.

Because of the accident, Slocum sustained bodily injuries, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, disfigurement and physical impairment, according to the complaint filed Jan. 6 in Jefferson County District Court. In addition to her injuries, Slocum incurred medical costs and lost her wages, the suit states.

Haynes negligently failed to control his speed, failed to maintain a proper distance between his vehicle and Slocum's, failed to timely apply his brakes, failed to turn to avoid a collision, failed to maintain a proper lookout and drove too fast, the complaint says. In addition, Slocum blames Haynes for driving inattentively.

In her complaint, Slocum is seeking a judgment within the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Elisa L. Contreras and Paola Muraira of Steven M. Lee in Houston will be representing her.

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

Case No. A189-078

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