Jasper County woman sues Jefferson County driver over Hardin County wreck

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 13, 2010

A Jasper County woman has filed suit against the truck driver who she claims caused a vehicle collision in Hardin County.

Kim Gore claims she was a passenger in a vehicle Travis Thornton was driving at the intersection of FM 421 and U.S. Highway 69 in Lumberton on Sept. 4, 2009, when the accident occurred.

At the intersection, defendant Ronald H. Packman, a Nederland resident, lost control of his truck and tractor and hit the vehicle in which Gore rode, causing her to incur medical costs, according to the complaint filed Sept. 30 in Jefferson County District Court.

In addition to her medical costs, Gore sustained physical pain and suffering, lost her earnings and endured impairment because of the collision, the suit states. She also suffered mental anguish, the complaint says.

Gore blames Packman for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to timely apply his brakes, failed to turn to avoid a collision, drove inattentively, failed to control his vehicle and failed to yield the rest of the way.

In her complaint, Gore is seeking a judgment in excess of the minimum 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.

Lindsey B. Whisenhant of Woodville will be representing her.

The case has been assigned to Judge Milton Shuffield.

Jefferson County District Court case number: D188-472

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