Coca Cola sued for driver’s collision

By David Yates | Mar 5, 2013

Beaumont local Delores Breaux is suing Coca Cola Enterprises, alleging one of the company’s employee’s, Edward Frank, caused an automobile collision last December.

The suit was filed Feb. 27 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Dec. 18, 2012, Frank, who was in the course and scope of his employment with Coca Cola, failed to control his speed and struck Breaux’s vehicle.

The suit does not state where or how the incident occurred.

Additionally, Frank is accused of negligently failing to maintain a proper lookout, timely apply his brakes and make a safe lane change.

Coca Cola is accused of negligently entrusting Frank, an incompetent driver, the suit states.

On top of exemplary and actual damages, the plaintiff is suing for her alleged past and future medical expenses, mental anguish, pain, impairment and disfigurement.

Attorney Matthew Matheny of the Provost Umphrey Law Firm in Beaumont represents her.

Judge Gary Sanderson, 6oth District Court, is assigned to the case.

Case No. B194-016

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