A Jefferson County woman is suing over claims she was injured in a collision with a wrong-way driver.  

Suzanne Smith filed a lawsuit June 4 in the Jefferson County District Court against Troy Williams.

According to the complaint, Smith was driving north on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Beaumont on Jan. 22, when Williams turned south on the same street and drove the wrong way, eventually colliding with the plaintiff's car.

The complaint says Williams fled the scene and attempted to evade arrest, but was eventually detained and booked on criminal charges.

Smith says she sustained injuries in the collision and is punitive damages and costs.

She is being represented in the case by attorney Tommy L. Yeates of Moore Landrey in Beaumont.

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed in the Jefferson County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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