Woman says crash caused fractured pelvis

Kelly Holleran Mar. 16, 2011, 6:49am

A woman who sustained a fractured pelvis has filed suit against the driver she claims caused a collision.

Chandra Jones claims she was riding in a vehicle defendant Leon Thomas was driving on Nov. 20, 2009, when Thomas failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign, causing a collision with a UPS truck.

In addition to her fractured pelvis, Jones experienced great physical and mental pain, suffering and anguish and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint filed March 10 in Jefferson County District Court. She also lost earnings and her earning capacity and suffered disfigurement and physical impairment, the suit states.

Thomas negligently failed to maintain proper control of his vehicle, failed to give appropriate attention to the operation of his vehicle, failed to use reasonable care in the operation of his vehicle, failed to maintain a proper lookout and failed to yield the right-of-way, the complaint says.

Jones also names UPS as a defendant, saying its driver negligently failed to maintain control of the truck, failed to give appropriate attention to the operation of the vehicle, drove too fast for weather conditions and failed to maintain a proper lookout.

In her complaint, Jones is seeking actual damages, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Richard G. Lewis of Boneu and Lewis in Port Arthur and Carl A. Parker of The Parker Law Firm in Port Arthur will be representing her.

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

Case No. A189-572

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