A Beaumont man has filed suit against the driver who he claims rear-ended his vehicle.

Adrian Housley claims he was stopped at a red light at the intersection of E. Lucas Drive and Bigner Road in Beaumont on Aug. 10, 2009, at about 6:30 p.m. when defendant Bonita Holt suddenly "violently" rear-ended him.

Because of the accident, Housley suffered injuries to his neck, back and body; incurred medical costs; and experienced physical pain, suffering, impairment and mental anguish, according to the complaint filed Aug. 26 in Jefferson County District Court.

In addition, he lost earnings and his earning capacity, the suit states.

Holt negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to maintain a safe distance between her vehicle and Housley's, failed to keep the same distance a person using ordinary care would have and failed to apply her brakes, the complaint says.

In his complaint, Housley is seeking a judgment for damages within the jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre-judgment interest at the maximum rate allowed by law, post-judgment interest at the legal rate, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Brett S. Thomas of Roebuck, Thomas, Roebuck and Adams in Beaumont will be representing him.

The case has been assigned to Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: E187-776.

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