A woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims made an unsafe lane change and struck her vehicle. 

Gertrude McBride claims she and minor Cecil McBride III were traveling west in the 3200 block of E. Lucas in Beaumont on June 28 when defendant Odell Mack Sr. made an unsafe lane change and struck their vehicle.

Because of the collision, Gertrude McBride claims she sustained injuries to her head, neck, shoulder, back and body while Cecil McBride III sustained leg injuries, according to the complaint filed Oct. 1 in Jefferson County District Court.

Both McBrides incurred medical costs; experienced mental anguish, physical pain, suffering and disability; lost their enjoyment of life; lost wages; lost their earning capacities; and sustained physical impairment, the suit states.

Mack negligently made an unsafe lane change, failed to yield the right-of-way, failed to control his speed, drove inattentively and drove while distracted, the complaint says.

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

Clay Dugas of Beaumont will be representing her.

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

Case No. B193-250

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