Dr. Pepper Snapple Group sued for employee’s collision

David Yates May 16, 2013, 12:54pm

The Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, doing business as Splash Transport, is being sued by a man claiming he was injured in an automobile collision due to the negligence of one of its truck drivers. 

Frank and Paula Crall filed the suit May 13 in Jefferson County District Court. Mitchell Lowe is also named as a defendant.

According to the lawsuit, on March 14 Frank was in the turnaround lane on Dowlen Road in Beaumont when Lowe, who was operating a truck owned by Splash Transport and in the course and scope of his employment, rear-ended him.

The suit accuses Lowe of negligently failing to stay alert and further alleges Splash Transport was negligent in failing to employ a safe and competent driver.

Frank is suing for his alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment and lost wages.

His wife is suing for4 loss of consortium and services.

Beaumont attorney Mark Frasher represents them.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B194-332

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