Kelly Holleran Nov. 16, 2012, 1:21pm

A Port Arthur man has filed suit against the driver who he claims rear-ended his vehicle.

Harvey Lewis Bowden claims he was driving a 2008 Ford F-250 in the 2900 block of Procter Street when he stopped while he waited to turn left onto the 400 block of Second Avenue.

Suddenly, defendant Lillian Genelle Burleson, who was driving a 2012 BMW 35I, struck the back of his vehicle, according to the complaint filed Nov. 5 in Jefferson County District Court.

Because of the collision, Bowden incurred medical costs, experienced physical pain and suffering and endured physical impairment, the suit states. He also lost his earnings and his earning capacity and suffered disfigurement and mental anguish, the complaint says.

He blames Burleson for causing the collision, saying she negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to turn to avoid a collision, failed to keep a safe distance between her vehicle and Bowden’s, drove too fast and failed to apply her brakes in a timely manner.

In his complaint, Bowden is seeking a judgment within the jursidictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Langston Scott Adams of Port Arthur will be representing him.

The case has been assigned to Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court.

Case No. E193-552

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