Mother sues after son's school bus rear-ended

Kelly Holleran Mar. 26, 2012, 11:51am

A woman has filed suit against the driver she claims rear-ended her son's school bus, causing the child to sustain injuries.

Gwendolyn Comeaux claims her son, Glendarius Comeaux, was riding on a school bus on March 16, 2010, when defendant Jermaine Morris rear-ended the vehicle.

Because of the collision, Glendarius Comeaux sustained injuries; experienced pain, suffering, mental anguish, physical limitation, aggravation, impairment and disfigurement; and lost his enjoyment of life, according to the complaint filed March 12 in Jefferson County District Court. In addition, he lost his future earning capacity and incurred medical costs, the suit states.

Jermaine Morris negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to timely apply his brakes, failed to control his speed, failed to drive in a safe manner and followed the bus too closely, the complaint says.

In addition to Jermaine Morris, Gwendolyn Comeaux names Rafaela Aguirre as a defendant. Aguirre owned the vehicle Morris drove at the time of the collision, according to the complaint.

Gwendolyn Comeaux is seeking an unspecified judgment, plus punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest at the maximum legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Nick Maram and Rory S. Alter of Nick Maram and Associates in Houston will be representing her.

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

Case No. A192-160

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