Woman sues over rear-end collision

Kelly Holleran Jan. 23, 2012, 7:18am

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims rear-ended her vehicle.

Kennethia A. Johnson claims she was slowing for traffic in front of her when defendant Henry Larocca III struck the back of her vehicle on Sept. 10, 2010.

Because of the collision, Johnson incurred medical costs, experienced physical pain and suffering and sustained physical impairment and mental anguish, according to the complaint filed Dec. 21 in Jefferson County District Court. In addition, she lost her earning capacity and suffered from disfigurement, the suit states.

Larocca negligently failed to control his speed, drove too fast, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep a safe distance between his vehicle and hers, failed to swerve to avoid a collision, failed to timely apply his brakes and failed to observe traffic signals, the complaint says.

In her complaint, Johnson is seeking actual damages, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Ryan C. Scott of The Scott Law Firm in Beaumont will be representing her.

The case has been assigned to Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court.

Case No. B191-552

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