Entergy sued after company driver involved in wreck

Kelly Holleran Aug. 28, 2012, 5:00am

A Tyler County resident alleges he sustained debilitating injuries after a driver struck his vehicle.

Jerry L. Peck filed a lawsuit Aug. 15 in Jefferson County District Court against Mitchell Ennis Ard and Entergy Texas.

In his complaint, Peck alleges he drove in Tyler County on June 18 when Ard, who was driving for Entergy, struck his vehicle.

Because of the collision, in addition to his injuries, Peck incurred medical costs; experienced physical pain, suffering and mental anguish; and lost earnings, according to the complaint. He also sustained physical impairment and incurred property damages, the suit states.

Peck blames Ard for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to maintain control of his vehicle, drove too fast, failed to apply his brakes in a timely manner, failed to turn to avoid a collision, failed to keep a safe distance between his vehicle and Peck's and drove too fast.

In his complaint, Peck seeks a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and other relief the court deems just.

B. Adam Terrell of Weller, Green, Toups and Terrell in Beaumont will be representing him.

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

Case No. B192-869

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