BISD sued for bus driver's collision

David Yates Sep. 15, 2011, 4:51am

Area resident Doris Faulk has filed suit against the Beaumont Independent School District for injuries she received in a collision caused by one of the district's bus drivers.

The suit, filed Sept. 12 in Jefferson County District Court, also names Raymond Ruth as a defendant.

According to the lawsuit, Ruth, while in the course and scope of his employment as a BISD bus driver, caused the collision on May 31.

The suit does not state where or how the incident occurred.

The suit accuses Ruth of negligently failing to keep a proper lookout and failing to yield the right-of-way. BISD is accused of negligent entrustment.

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

Beaumont attorney John Werner of the Reaud, Morgan & Quinn law firm represents her.

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

Case No. E190-901

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