Woman, daughter sue driver over crash
A woman claims she and her minor daughter suffered various injuries after a driver struck their vehicle. Jennafer Vincent filed a lawsuit Feb. 22 in Jefferson County District Court against Shante James. In her complaint, Vincent claims she and her minor daughter, Kyleigh Stoker, rode in a vehicle traveling south on Highway 347 in Port Arthur on May 17. Vincent slowed for traffic in front of her when James failed to stop and struck her vehicle, according to the complaint. Because of the collision, Kyleigh Stoker sustained injuries to her wrist, foot, head and body, the suit states. Vincent and Stoker both experienced physical pain, suffering and mental anguish; incurred medical costs; and suffered from physical impairment, the complaint says. Vincent blames James for causing the collision, saying he failed to timely apply his brakes, failed to maintain a proper lookout, failed to drive in a safe manner, failed to maintain control of his vehicle, failed to take evasive action and failed to control his speed. Vincent seeks an unspecified judgment, plus interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just. Tom Oxford of Waldman Smallwood in Beaumont will be representing her. Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, has been assigned to the case. Jefferson County District Court case number: B192-001.