Robbie Hargett Nov. 13, 2015, 1:40pm


A Houston woman is suing over injuries she sustained in a vehicle-pedestrian collision, which she claims are a result of a federal employee's negligence.

Grace Carter filed a complaint June 26 in U.S. District Court for the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against the United States of America, alleging negligence.

On March 15, 2012, the complaint states, Carter was walking in the pedestrian crosswalk at the intersection of Louisiana Street and St. Joseph Parkway, when a vehicle owned by the Department of Homeland Security and driven by James Thibeaux, a DHS employee, collided with Carter, knocking her to the ground.

The complaint alleges the United States of America, through its agent, Thibeaux, was negligent in failing to exercise ordinary care in operating a vehicle, failing to keep proper lookout, and other unspecified acts of negligence.

As a result, Carter sustained injuries, physical pain and mental anguish, disfigurement and impairment, loss of earning capacity and enjoyment of life, and has incurred medical expenses.

Carter seeks a judgment of $10 million. She is represented by Stephen Boutros of Houston.

U.S. District Court for the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 4:15-cv-01822

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