U-turn results in car crash

Kelly Holleran Aug. 3, 2012, 5:40am

A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims struck her vehicle after he attempted to make a U-turn.

Phequitta Levette Boyce claims she was driving west in the 3400 block of Laurel Street behind defendant Timothy Deundre Harris on Dec. 21, 2010, when Harris turned into a private driveway. Upon entering the driveway, Harris performed a U-turn, then re-entered the street where he struck Boyce's vehicle, according to the complaint filed July 26 in Jefferson County District Court.

Because of the collision, Boyce experienced physical pain, suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment; lost her earning capacity; and incurred medical costs, the suit states.

Harris negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep a reasonable speed, failed to stay alert, failed to properly control his vehicle, failed to take proper evasive action, failed to properly apply his brakes and failed to keep the same distance from Boyce's vehicle that an ordinary driver would, the complaint says.

In her complaint, Boyce is seeking an unspecified judgment, plus pre- and post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Cade Bernsen, Pamela D. French and David E. Bernsen of Beaumont will be representing her.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Case No. D192-742

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