Pedestrian sues driver who struck him on roadside

Kelly Holleran Jan. 23, 2012, 7:21am

A Beaumont man has filed suit against the driver who he claims struck him as he walked beside the road.

Travis R. Lewis claims he was walking on the shoulder of U.S. 69 on Nov. 5, 2010, when defendant Alfred Jones struck him.

Because of the collision, Lewis incurred medical costs; experienced physical pain, suffering, physical impairment and mental anguish; and lost his earning capacity, according to the complaint filed Dec. 27 in Jefferson County District Court.

Jones 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 Lewis and failed to swerve or stop to avoid a collision, the suit states.

In his complaint, Lewis is seeking actual damages, plus pre- and post-judgment interest at the highest legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

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

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

Case No. B191-570

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