Woman sues stop-sign runner blamed for Fourth Street wreck

By David Yates | Jan 9, 2012

A Beaumont woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims failed to obey the traffic laws at an intersection.

Shelia Lynnette Jack claims she was driving north in the inside lane of the 100 block of Fourth St. in Beaumont on July 4, 2010, when defendant Edmund Luquette Jr., who was driving west, failed to yield at a stop sign and collided with Jack's vehicle.

Because of the collision, Jack suffered cervical neck pain, lumbar back pain and wrist pain and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint filed Dec. 15 in Jefferson County District Court. In addition, she experienced physical pain, suffering and mental anguish and lost wages, the suit states.

Edmund Luquette negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to timely apply her brakes, failed to avoid the collision and failed to drive as a reasonable person should have, the complaint says.

Jack also names Joan Luquette as a defendant, saying she negligently entrusted her vehicle to Edmund Luquette Jr.

In her complaint, Jack is seeking a judgment in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus costs, pre- and post-judgment at the highest rate allowed by law, actual damages and other relief the court deems just.

Ryan Douglas White of Loncar and Associates in Beaumont will be representing her.

The case has been assigned to Judge Bob Wortham, 58th District Court.

Case No. A191-480

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