Limo rear-ends hearse during funeral procession, suit filed

David Yates Mar. 27, 2012, 7:16am


Alice Sorrells, a Port Arthur resident, claims she was injured when the limo she was ridding in rear-ended the hearse in front of her.

Seeking monetary compensation for her alleged injuries, Sorrells filed suit against the limo driver, Robert Lewis, and Lewis Funeral Home on March 22 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Oct. 8 Sorrells was a passenger in a Lincoln limo driven by Lewis during a funeral procession. They were traveling eastbound in the 1200 block of 290 West when Lewis rear-ended the hearse in front of them, causing a major collision.

The suit alleges Lewis negligently failed to control his rate of speed and keep a proper lookout.

The funeral home is sued under the legal doctrine Respondeat Superior.

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

Port Arthur attorney Langston Adams represents her.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. A192-204

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