Woman claims drunk driver struck her as she crossed street

Kelly Holleran Apr. 11, 2011, 12:10pm

A woman claims she suffered severe, debilitating injuries after an allegedly intoxicated driver struck her as she attempted to cross the street.

Bobbie Crochet filed a lawsuit March 31 in Jefferson County District Court against Cindy Lynn Summers.

Crochet claims she was walking in Beaumont on Aug. 9, 2009, when Summers struck her with her vehicle.

In addition to her injuries, Crochet experienced physical pain and mental anguish and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint. She also lost earnings and experienced physical impairment, the suit states.

Crochet blames Summers for causing her injuries, saying Summers negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to maintain control of her vehicle, drove too fast, failed to properly apply her brakes and failed to exercise ordinary care.

In addition, Summers negligently failed to turn her vehicle to avoid striking Crochet, failed to yield the right-of-way and drove while under the influence of alcohol, the complaint says.

In her complaint, Crochet seeks a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and other relief the court deems just.

B. Adam Terrell of Weller, Green, Toups and Terrell in Beaumont will be representing her.

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

Case No. B189-687

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