Suit filed by mother, daughter over injuries from rear-end collision
A woman claims she and her minor daughter sustained shock after a driver rear-ended the vehicle in which they were riding.
Cassandra McMurtrey filed a lawsuit June 7 in Jefferson County District Court against Richard Raspberry.
In her complaint, McMurtrey claims she drove her grey Dodge Ram truck south on U.S. Highway 69 service road when she slowed her vehicle to stop for the traffic ahead of her on May 27, 2011. Suddenly, Raspberry, who was driving behind McMurtrey, rear-ended the truck. At the time of the collision, 2-year-old Eva McMurtrey was riding with her mother, according to the complaint.
Because of the collision, Cassandra McMurtrey and her daughter incurred medical costs, experienced physical pain and suffering and sustained physical impairment, the suit states.
Cassandra McMurtrey blames Raspberry for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to stop at a proper place, failed to control the speed of his vehicle, drove in an unsafe manner and drove in such a manner that caused the collision.
In her complaint, Cassandra McMurtrey seeks a judgment within the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, compensatory damages, costs and other relief the court deems just.
Tom Gehring of The Law Office of Thomas J. Gehring in Austin will be representing her.
Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, has been assigned to the case.
Case No. A192-541