Stop-sign runner blamed for wreck in Beaumont

Kelly Holleran Apr. 9, 2012, 7:48am

A Jefferson County woman claims she experienced physical pain and mental anguish after a driver failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign and struck the vehicle in which she was riding.

Elizabeth Madison, as next friend of Jammie Madison, filed a lawsuit March 26 in Jefferson County District Court against Brandy Marie Williams.

Elizabeth Madison claims Jammie Madison rode in the passenger side of a vehicle traveling west in the 1600 block of Parry in Beaumont on March 29, 2010, when Williams, who drove north in the 4400 block of Berkley failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign. In turn, Williams struck the vehicle in which Jammie Madison was riding, according to the complaint.

Because of the collision, Jammie Madison experienced physical pain and mental anguish, endured physical impairment and incurred medical costs, the suit states.

She blames Williams for causing the collision, saying she negligently failed to timely apply her brakes, drove too fast, drove without regard for the safety of others on the road, failed to keep a proper lookout and failed to yield the right-of-way.

In her complaint, Elizabeth Madison seeks compensatory, punitive and exemplary damages, plus pre- and post-judgment interest at the highest rate allowed by law, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Juan R. Zamora of Zamora Law Firm in Dallas will be representing her.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. B192-215

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