Rear-end crash pushed car into other vehicle, suit says

Kelly Holleran Mar. 12, 2013, 8:23am

A Port Arthur man has filed suit against the driver who allegedly rear-ended his vehicle, pushing him into the vehicle in front of him.

Cedric D. Kirklin claims he had stopped for traffic in front of him while driving on Oct. 19, 2011, when defendant Sue C. Foery rear-ended his vehicle and pushed him into the vehicle in front of him.

Because of the collision, Kirklin incurred medical costs, experienced physical pain and suffering, endured physical impairment and mental anguish and lost wages, according to the complaint filed Feb. 28 in Jefferson County District Court. He also suffered disfigurement and incurred property damages, the suit states.

Foery negligently failed to control her speed, drove too fast, failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep a safe distance between the vehicle she was driving and the one in front of her, failed to swerve to avoid a collision, failed to timely apply her brakes, failed to observe traffic signals and drove carelessly, the complaint says.

In his complaint, Kirklin is seeking actual damages, plus pre- and post-judgment interest at the highest legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Ryan C. Scott of The Scott Law Firm in Beaumont will be representing her.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court.

Case No. D194-040

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