School bus driver sues woman who hit bus

Kelly Holleran Feb. 10, 2011, 4:19am

A Beaumont woman has filed suit against the driver she claims ran into the side of her bus.

Joyce Raymond Williams claims she was driving a 2002 school bus on Feb. 5, 2009, when defendant Lydia Robertson, who was driving a 2000 Mercedes S43, pulled out of a private drive and into the side of the bus.

Because of the collision, Williams experienced physical pain, mental anguish and physical impairment and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint filed Jan. 27 in Jefferson County District Court.

Robertson negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to maintain control of the vehicle, drove too fast and failed to drive attentively and to change lanes safely, the suit states.

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

Anthony Malley III of Moore Landrey in Beaumont will be representing her.

The case has been assigned to Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court.

Case No. E189-270

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