A man has filed suit against two different drivers after he claims he suffered knee and spine injuries in two separate collisions. 

Danny Ray Donald claims he was riding in a Beaumont vehicle on Dec. 12, 2011, that was traveling east in the 4100 block of College Street when defendant Oren Revon Craig Jr. struck the vehicle as he attempted to exit a private drive.

During the collision, Donald sustained severe injuries to his lumbar spine and left knee, according to the complaint filed Sept. 27 in Jefferson County District Court.

Again, on Jan. 28, Donald was riding in a Beaumont vehicle that was traveling north on Concord Road when defendant Sharon Tezeno Patterson failed to control her vehicle and rear-ended the vehicle in which Donald was riding, the suit states. During the second collision, Donald sustained a re-injury to his lumbar spine and knee, the complaint says.

Donald claims he incurred medical costs; experienced physical pain, suffering, physical impairment and mental anguish; and lost earnings because of the accidents.

Craig and Patterson negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to keep a clear distance between their vehicles and Donald’s, drove too fast and failed to apply their brakes in a timely manner, according to the complaint.

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

J. Trenton Bond and Chris M. Portner of Portner Bond in Beaumont will be representing him.

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

Case No. A193-234

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