MARSHALL — A family member is suing Nissan, alleging its negligence led to a crash that injured a minor child.

Tamesha Baylor of Dallas County, as next friend of B.B., a minor filed a lawsuit June 23 in the Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas against Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. alleging negligence in a design and manufacturing defect.

According to the complaint, on June 17, 2015, B.B., was riding in a 2014 Nissan Versa southbound on U.S. Highway 69 in Hunt County when another vehicle traveling northbound on 69 turned into the southbound lanes, striking the vehicle the minor was riding in.

The crash, the suit says, caused B.B. to sustain serious injuries when her seatbelt failed to protect her, resulting in pain, suffering, impairment, disfigurement and interference with her daily activities. The plaintiff alleges Nissan negligently designed, manufactured, marketed, assembled, and/or tested subject vehicle, failed to provide a crashworthy safety systems in the vehicle and failed to test the seatbelt system with a small adult or a child.

Baylor seeks a trial by jury, actual damages, pre- and post-judgment interest ,beginning June 17, 2015, legal costs and all other relief the court deems proper. She is represented by attorneys E. Todd Tracy, Stewart D. Matthews and Andrew G. Counts of The Tracy Firm in Dallas, and Melissa R. Smith of Gillam & Smith LLP in Marshall.

Marshall Division of the Eastern District of Texas Case number 2:16-cv-00678

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