Woman sues over rear-end collision at Phelan and Major

By Kelly Holleran | Oct 10, 2011

A Jefferson County woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims rear-ended her vehicle.

Tanya Champion claims she was stopped at the intersection of Phelan Boulevard and N. Major Drive in Beaumont on Oct. 5, 2009, when defendant Robert Young failed to control his speed and to come to a complete stop. In turn, Young rear-ended Champion's vehicle, according to the complaint filed Sept. 30 in Jefferson County District Court.

Because of the accident, Champion sustained permanent bodily damages, lost her earnings and her earning capacity and experienced physical pain and mental anguish, the suit states. In addition, she incurred medical costs, the complaint says.

Champion blames Young for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, drove too fast, failed to turn his vehicle to avoid a collision, failed to timely apply his brakes and failed to keep proper control of his vehicle.

Champion is seeking a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus exemplary damages, pre- and post-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Stephen N. Williams of The Williams Firm in Beaumont will be representing her.

The case has been assigned to Judge Gary Sanderson, 60th District Court.

Case No. B191-042

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