Kelly Holleran Nov. 1, 2012, 11:50am

Two Louisiana residents have filed suit against the driver who they claim struck their vehicle on the interstate.

Ivory Busby and Tony Vital claim they were riding in a vehicle traveling on Interstate 10 when defendant Juan Jose Estrada struck it.

Because of the collision, Busby and Vital suffered neck, back and knee injuries; experienced physical pain and mental anguish; and sustained physical impairment, discomfort, mental anguish and distress, according to the complaint. They also lost earnings and incurred medical costs, the suit states.

Estrada negligently failed to control the speed of his vehicle, failed to drive safely, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep a safe distance and violated state and federal laws, the complaint says.

Busby and Vital are seeking a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre- and post-judgment interest, costs, exemplary damages and other relief the court deems just.

Jason A. Arnold, Cory D. Itkin and Noah M. Wexler of Arnold and Itkin in Houston will be representing them.

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

Case No. B193-402.

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