Truck driver hits vehicle while motorist attempts to help victims, suit says

Kelly Holleran Feb. 4, 2013, 12:18pm

A woman claims she suffered severe injuries after a truck driver rear-ended her vehicle when she stopped to help victims of another car accident.

Pauline Como filed a lawsuit Jan. 23 in Jefferson County District Court against Savage Services Corp. and Jonathan McCreery.

In her complaint, Como alleges she stopped her vehicle to assist drivers involved in a car accident on Highway 73 on Jan. 14. As Como stopped, McCreery, who was driving an 18-wheeler for defendant Savage Services, crashed into the back of another vehicle and also struck Como’s automobile, according to the complaint.

Because of the collision, Como suffered physical impairment, disfigurement, severe physical and mental pain and anguish and endured an impaired ability to earn wages, the suit states. She also incurred medical costs, the complaint says.

Como blames McCreery for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to avoid a hazard, failed to properly apply his brakes, failed to drive at a reasonable speed, failed to properly warn of his impending approach and failed to drive in a safe manner.

In her complaint, Como seeks a judgment within the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre- and post-judgment interest at the legal rate, exemplary damages, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Bristol Baxley and Jerry Easley of Rome, Arata and Baxley in Pearland will be representing her.

Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. A193-849.

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