Woman sues driver for disobeying red light

Kelly Holleran Mar. 12, 2013, 11:14am

In recently filed court documents, a Beaumont woman alleges she experienced physical pain and suffering when a driver failed to obey a red light. 

Sheila Frank filed a lawsuit March 4 in Jefferson County District Court against Chelsea Ileane Pitre, A&A Transportation and A&A Medical Transportation.

In her complaint, Frank alleges she was riding in a vehicle Pitre was driving on March 9, 2011, when Pitre ran a red light and struck another vehicle. At the time of the collision, Pitre was working for A&A, according to the complaint.

In addition to her physical pain and suffering, Frank endured physical impairment, incurred medical costs and lost wages and her earning capacity because of the collision, the suit states.

Frank blames Pitre for causing the collision, saying she negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to obey a traffic signal, ran a red light, failed to control her speed, failed to keep a safe stopping distance and failed to apply her brakes, among other negligent acts, the complaint says.

In her complaint, Frank seeks a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus punitive damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, attorney’s fees, costs and other relief the court deems just.

David Dies of Dies and Parkhurst in Orange will be representing her.

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

Case No. D194-115

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