Two people seek damages from drivers involved in multi-vehicle accident

Kelly Holleran Feb. 4, 2013, 12:21pm

Two Beaumont residents claim they sustained multiple injuries after a driver caused a multi-car collision. 

Sharina Gail Booker and Alfred Johnson filed a lawsuit Jan. 28 in Jefferson County District Court against Caroline A. Harrison and Andrew Wills.

In their complaint, Booker and Johnson claim Booker drove east in the 2200 block of Interstate 10 East in Beaumont on Feb. 4, 2011. Johnson was riding as a passenger in the vehicle when Booker slowed for traffic in front of her, according to the complaint. Suddenly, Wills struck the back of Booker’s vehicle and forced Booker to strike the vehicle in front of her, the suit states.

Because of the collision, Booker and Johnson sustained neck, back and head injuries; incurred medical costs; and experienced physical pain and suffering, the complaint says. They also claim they incurred property damages and endured mental anguish.

They blame Wills for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to take evasive action to avoid a collision, failed to drive at a safe speed for the weather conditions and failed to apply his brakes in a timely manner.

They also name Harrison as a defendant, saying she owned the vehicle Wills drove at the time of the collision.

In their complaint, Booker and Johnson are seeking damages within the jurisdictional 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.

Thomas O. Moses of Beaumont will be representing them.

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

Case No. E193-867

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