Calder Avenue wreck leads to lawsuit

Kelly Holleran May 23, 2011, 4:43am

A Beaumont man claims he suffered severe pain to his neck, back and shoulders after a driver slammed into the vehicle in which he rode.

Cedathion Dill filed a lawsuit May 12 in Jefferson County District Court against Victoria E. Peters and Tasha Knight.

In his complaint, Dill claims he rode in a vehicle Knight drove at the intersection of Calder Avenue and First Street in Beaumont on May 28, 2009, when Peters slammed into Knight's vehicle.

Because of the collision, Dill incurred medical costs, lost earnings and his earning capacity and sustained physical impairment, physical pain and mental anguish, according to the complaint.

Dill blames Peters and Knight for causing the collision, saying they negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to timely apply his brakes and failed to grant immediate use of the intersection to a vehicle on another street.

In his complaint, Dill seeks unspecified damages, plus legal interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Jonathan C. Juhan of Beaumont will be representing him.

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

Case No. E189-999

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