Lane change results in crash, suit

David Yates Feb. 17, 2012, 4:28am

Alleging a sudden lane change forced him to crash into a concrete barrier, Marcus Ross has filed suit against Carly Alter for injuries he received in the collision.

The suit was filed Feb. 13 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Dec. 17 Ross was traveling east on the inside lane of Interstate 10 when Alter suddenly changed lanes, causing him to crash into a concrete barrier.

Because of Alter's alleged negligence, Ross totaled his vehicle and suffered injuries.

The suit alleges Alter negligently failed to keep a proper lookout and made a lane change when it was unsafe.

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

Houston attorney Derrick Parker represents him.

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

Case No. E191-946

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