Driver causes collision near funeral procession

By Kelly Holleran | May 7, 2013

A Port Arthur woman claims a driver struck her vehicle while they were traveling near a funeral procession. 

Aundrea Townsel filed a lawsuit April 24 in Jefferson County District Court against Ellery Moore.

In her complaint, Townsel claims she sustained injuries in an automobile collision when Moore struck her vehicle on March 2.

Because of the collision, Townsel experienced physical pain, mental anguish and suffering; endured physical impairment; and incurred medical costs, according to the complaint. She also lost wages, the suit states.

Townsel blames Moore for causing the collision, saying she negligently failed to travel at a safe following distance, failed to timely apply her brakes, failed to control her speed and drove unreasonably when there was a funeral procession.

Townsel seeks compensatory damages in excess of the minimum jurisdictional limits of Jefferson County District Court, plus pre- and post-judgment interest at the highest rate allowed by law, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Sandee L. Hart of Hart Law in Orange will be representing her.

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

Case No. B194-273

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