Woman sues after new car smashed in rear-end collision

Kelly Holleran Oct. 3, 2011, 7:00am

A Jefferson County woman claims her 13-day-old vehicle was extremely damaged during a rear-end collision.

Mary Russell filed a lawsuit Sept. 12 in Jefferson County District Court against Roneshiamonique J. Beverly and Ron Beverly Sr.

In her complaint, Russell alleges she drove her 2011 Ford Explorer east in the 3600 block of Nederland Avenue in Nederland on Feb. 24 when the accident occurred.

"Plaintiff signaled for a left-hand turn onto 36th Street and stopped her vehicle for traffic to clear in the opposite direction to complete her turn," the suit states. "Defendant, Ronesiamonique J. Beverly, failed to control her speed and struck the rear of Plaintiff's vehicle."

In addition to the property damages she incurred, Russell's physical and mental condition have deteriorated and she has suffered great physical and mental pain, suffering and anguish because of the collision, the complaint says. She also claims she incurred medical costs and lost her earnings and earning capacity.

Russell blames Roneshiamonique J. Beverly for causing the collision, saying she negligently failed to drive in a safe manner, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to control her speed, failed to turn to avoid a collision and failed to apply her brakes in a timely manner, among other negligent acts.

Russell also names Ron Beverly Sr. as a defendant because the 1998 Mercury Roneshiamonique drove at the time of the collision, according to the complaint.

In her complaint, Russell seeks an unspecified judgment, plus interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Lance P. Bradley of McPherson, Hughes, Bradley, Wimberley, Steele and Chatelain in Port Arthur will be representing her.

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

Case No. A190-897

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