Lawsuit targets company driver involved in auto crash

Kelly Holleran May 16, 2011, 6:37am

A Jefferson County woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims struck her vehicle.

Fransisca M. Garcia claims she sustained severe injuries in a collision with defendant Charles E. Walker, who was driving a vehicle for defendant Solar Supply on May 16, 2009.

Because of the collision, Garcia incurred medical costs and experienced physical pain, suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment, according to the complaint filed May 5 in Jefferson County District Court.

Walker negligently drove too fast, failed to exercise due care, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to timely apply brakes, failed to keep his vehicle under control and failed to swerve to avoid a collision, the suit states. In addition, he failed to use his horn to warn other drivers and followed Garcia too closely, the complaint says.

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

Jeffrey C. Chilton of Packard LaPray in Beaumont will be representing her.

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

Case No. E189-952

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