Suit filed after car struck backing out of private drive

Kelly Holleran May 25, 2012, 10:30am

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims struck her vehicle as he was backing out of a driveway.

Angelina Haskins claims she was driving south on Rosedale in Port Arthur on Aug. 21 when defendant Tyrone Dewayne Wilson, who was backing out of a private drive, failed to yield the right-of-way to oncoming traffic and struck Haskins's vehicle.

Because of the collision, Haskins suffered cervical neck and lumbar back pain, sustained an injury to her left knee and incurred medical costs of more than $3,000. She also experienced physical pain, suffering and mental anguish, incurred out-of-pocket costs and lost wages of $4,870.35, according to the complaint.

Wilson negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to back up safely, failed to avoid the incident and failed to drive the way a reasonable person would, the suit states.

In her complaint, Haskins is seeking a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus costs, pre- and post-judgment interest at the highest legal rate, actual damages and other relief the court deems just.

Ryan Douglas White of Loncar and Associates in Beaumont will be representing her.

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

Case No. A192-454

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