City of Beaumont sued for employee's auto collision

David Yates Jul. 20, 2011, 10:34am

Beaumont resident Danny Stewart has filed a suit against the city he resides in, alleging it is responsible for an employee's automobile collision caused nearly two years ago.

The suit was filed July 13 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Oct. 15, 2009, Stewart was traveling north in the right lane of Magnolia Street in Beaumont when a city employee turned into his lane and struck his vehicle.

The suit alleges the employee negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and made an improper lane change.

The suit also accuses the city of negligently hiring the employee.

The plaintiff is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment, disfigurement and lost wages, plus all court costs.

Beaumont attorney Ryan White of Loncar & Associates represents him.

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

Case No. A190-497

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