Passenger claims driver was drunk when collision occurred

Kelly Holleran Sep. 19, 2011, 11:39am

A Hardin County woman claims she incurred medical costs after an intoxicated driver crashed while she rode in his vehicle.

Monica Robinson filed a lawsuit Sept. 8 in Jefferson County District Court against Mitch Anderson.

In her complaint, Robinson alleges she was riding as a passenger in a vehicle Anderson drove on Sept. 19, 2009. Suddenly, Anderson failed to yield the right-of-way at an intersection and slammed into another vehicle, according to the complaint.

Following the collision, the allegedly intoxicated Anderson fled the scene, the suit states.

Because of the accident, Robinson incurred medical costs; lost earnings and her earning capacity; and sustained physical impairment, physical pain and mental anguish, the complaint says.

Robinson blames Anderson for causing the collision, saying he negligently created an unreasonable risk of danger to others on the road.

In her complaint, Robinson seeks an unspecified judgment, plus pre-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Jonathan C. Juhan and J.J. Bragg of Beaumont will be representing her.

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

Case No. A190-875

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