Station owner sues after car crashes into building

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 23, 2008

A Jefferson County gas station owner has filed suit against a Beaumont woman, claiming her daughter damaged the station after driving into its building.

Honey Stop 2 and its owner, Ali D. Husainat, claim a vehicle owned by Martissa Jones ran into the side of the convenience store located at 4790 Magnolia in Beaumont on March 17, 2007, according to a complaint filed Oct. 21 in Jefferson County District Court.

Jones worked at the store at the time of the incident, and Husainat believes the driver of the vehicle was Jones' daughter, the suit states.

Husainat claims the vehicle's operator was negligent because she failed to maintain a proper lookout, failed to timely apply the brakes, failed to apply the brakes to avoid the collision, failed to yield, failed to maintain a proper distance, failed to turn to avoid a collision and failed to control her speed.

Jones is liable because she allowed her daughter, an unlicensed, incompetent, and/or reckless driver, to drive her vehicle, according to the complaint.

Husainat and Honey Stop 2 are seeking unspecified damages, prejudgment and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems appropriate.

Wyatt D. Snider and Jason M. Byrd of Snider and Byrd in Beaumont will be representing Husainat and Honey Stop 2.

Case No. D182-570.

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