City sued for Beaumont officer's collision

David Yates Apr. 4, 2012, 3:34am


Area resident Justin Jackson has filed suit against the city of Beaumont, alleging an officer crashed into his vehicle and caused it to flip into a concrete retaining wall.

The suit was filed March 30 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on June 17, 2010, Jackson was traveling east on Interstate 10 approaching a lane merger when BPD officer Randy Earl crashed into him, causing Jackson's vehicle to flip forward and land on its side against a concrete retaining wall.

The suit accuses the officer of negligently disregarding traffic laws, failing to control his speed and failing to keep a proper lookout.

The city is sued under the legal doctrine respondeat superior.

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

Beaumont attorney David Starnes represents him.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B192-252

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