Centerpoint Energy sued for employee's collision

David Yates Jul. 25, 2012, 4:27am

Beaumont local Jamekia Kone and two of her minor children have filed an automobile collision suit against Centerpoint Energy and one of its employees, William Lane.

The suit was filed July 19 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on June 3 Kone and her children were traveling on US 59 in Houston. As Kone slowed for traffic, Lane, who was driving a Centerpoint vehicle, rear-ended her, pushing her vehicle into the car in front of her.

The suit accuses Lane of negligently failing to keep a proper distance between vehicles and driving at an excessive speed.

Centerpoint is faulted with negligent entrustment.

The plaintiffs are suing for their alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment and disfigurement, plus all court costs.

Beaumont attorney Clay Dugas represents them.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. D192-695

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