Multi-car crash on Eastex subject of lawsuit

Kelly Holleran Apr. 4, 2011, 10:56am

A man has filed suit against the driver of an 18-wheeler he claims caused a multi-car collision on the highway.

Brain Waugh claims he was driving south in the 4000 block of Eastex Freeway in Beaumont on Oct. 25 when defendant Jason Dwain Tarver, who was driving an 18-wheeler for defendant Hurricane Unlimited in the same direction, struck the rear of a different vehicle, causing Waugh to eventually get hit in the resulting multi-car collision.

Because of the collision, Waugh incurred medical costs, experienced physical pain and mental anguish, lost his earning capacity and suffered physical impairment, according to the complaint filed March 17 in Jefferson County District Court.

Tarver negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to control his speed, failed to timely apply his brakes, failed to properly apply his brakes and failed to yield the right-of-way, the suit states.

In his complaint, Waugh is seeking an unspecified judgment, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Scott W. Browne of Browne and Browne in Beaumont will be representing him.

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

Case No. B189-606

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