Woman files suit against driver who collided with her vehicle

Kelly Holleran Dec. 18, 2012, 9:55am

A Beaumont woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims struck her while he attempted to make a left turn into the intersection where she was sitting.

Eugenia Lee Marks claims she was waiting at a stop sign at a private drive near the 300 block of Dowlen Road on Jan. 27 when defendant Christopher Jannise attempted to make a left-hand turn into the private drive.

Instead, he “was struck by another driver traveling the opposite direction on Dowlen Road,” the suit filed Dec. 10 in Jefferson County District Court states.

“The collision between the other driver and the Defendant caused Defendant to collide with Plaintiff as she waited at the stop sign.”

Because of the collision, Marks incurred medical costs; experienced mental anguish, physical pain, suffering and disability; and lost her enjoyment of life, according to the complaint. She also suffered physical impairment, the suit states.

Jannise negligently failed to yield the right-of-way, failed to maintain control of his vehicle, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to timely apply his brakes, drove in a negligent and unsafe manner and drove inattentively, the complaint says.

Jannise is seeking 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.

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

Case No. E193-686

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