Coca-Cola sued after driver causes wreck.

By Michelle Massey | Jul 27, 2010

Lawrence Andrepont has filed a lawsuit against Coca-Cola after one of its drivers allegedly failed to maintain his lane of travel and crashed into Andrepont's vehicle.

Arguing the driver was incompetent, Andrepont filed the lawsuit on July 21 against Coca-Cola Enterprises, Texas Cola Leasing Co, and Timothy Lindsey in Jefferson County District Court.

According to Andrepont, the accident occurred on June 30, 2009, when Lindsey failed to maintain his lane of travel and crashed into his vehicle.

Andrepont states he was injured due to the high-speed and violent collision. Lindsey received a citation for failing to maintain a single lane, according to the suit.

As Lindsey was in his course of employment, Coca-Cola is accused negligence for failing to keep a proper lookout for Andrepont's safety, failing to maintain a clear and reasonable distance away from another vehicle, for traveling at a rate of speed which was greater than a person of ordinary prudence would have been operating, and for failing to maintain a single lane.

Coca-Cola is also accused of negligent entrustment for entrusting the "vehicle to Lindsey, a reckless and incompetent driver."

The plaintiff is seeking damages for medical care and expenses, physical pain and suffering, physical impairment, lost wages, loss of future wage earning capacity, mental anguish, exemplary damages, interest, and court costs.

Andrepont is represented by Jeffrey T. Roebuck of Roebuck, Thomas, Roebuck & Adams. Jury trial requested.

Judge Donald J. Floyd, 172nd District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. E187-344

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