A Jefferson County woman has filed suit against the driver who she claims failed to keep a proper lookout, causing a collision. 

Kathryn Tumbleson claims she was driving on Highway 96 in Lumberton on Oct. 26, 2010, when defendant Emma Ruth Cast failed to maintain control of her vehicle and struck Tumbleson’s.

Because of the collision, Tumbleson suffered physical pain, mental anguish and physical impairment and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint filed Oct. 12 in Jefferson County District Court. She also lost her earning capacity, the suit states.

Cast negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to maintain control of her vehicle, drove too fast, failed to properly apply her brakes, failed to exercise ordinary care, failed to turn to avoid a collision, failed to keep a safe distance between her vehicle and Cast’s, failed to stop and yield the right-of-way at a traffic signal and failed to immediately stop at the scene of a collision, the complaint says.

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

B. Adam Terrell of Weller, Green, Toups and Terrell in Beaumont will be representing her.

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

Case No. B193-342

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