Michelle Keahey, East Texas Bureau Jul. 20, 2013, 3:25pm

TYLER - A healthcare management company is sued after an employee caused a vehicle collision in Kilgore by failing to yield the right of way.

Janine Jones, individually and as next friend of two minors, filed suit against Allegiance Health Management Inc. and New Directions B&S LLC on July 16 in the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division.

The accident occurred on Dec. 5, 2011, as the plaintiffs were traveling southbound on S. Henderson Boulevard in Kilgore.  An employee of Allegiance Health Management was operating a commercial vehicle and exiting a private drive on the 1600 block of S. Henderson when she failed to yield the right of way and struck the Jones’ vehicle. Jones’ vehicle spun and hit a curb.

The defendant is accused of failing to train their employee, failing to monitor, supervise or control her activities, negligent entrustment, supervision, hiring, retention, and training.  The driver is accused of failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to avoid the incident in question, driver inattention, failing to take proper evasive action, and for failing to operate the vehicle as a reasonable and prudent person would have done under the same or similar circumstances.

The plaintiff is seeking an award of damages for medical expenses, physical disability, pain and suffering, mental anguish, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, disfigurement, interest and court costs.

Jones is represented by Matthew B. Flanery and Darren Grant of Grant & Flanery P.C. in Tyler. A jury trial is requested.

U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis is assigned to the case.

Case No. 6:13-cv-00541

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