A jury will soon decide whether or not to award a woman and her minor daughter damaged for injuries they allegedly suffered during a rear-end collision.

As previously reported, Snookie Spurlock filed a lawsuit Dec. 12, 2011, in Jefferson County District Court against Keaton Baker.

Two years later, jury selection in the case began Dec. 3 in Judge Milton Shuffield’s 136th District Court.

According to the original complaint, Snookie Spurlock and her daughter, Selyna Spurlock, were traveling on Eastex Freeway in Beaumont on Aug. 29, 2011, when they slowed for traffic. Suddenly, Baker struck the rear of the vehicle Snookie Spurlock was driving.

In her suit, Snookie Spurlock blames Baker for causing the collision, saying he negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to control his speed, drove too fast and followed Snookie Spurlock too closely.

In addition to their back injuries, the Spurlocks incurred medical costs and lost wages and their earning capacities, the suit states. They also experienced mental anguish, physical pain, suffering and disability and physical impairment and lost their enjoyment of life, the complaint says.

The plaintiffs are represented by Beaumont attorney Clay Dugas.

Case No. D191-459

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