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JC jury finds no fault with driver who ‘ran over’ 8-year old in Walmart parking lot


By David Yates | Aug 6, 2019


BEAUMONT – Trailing behind his mother, minor Brandon Hebert was allegedly struck by a vehicle at a crosswalk in a Walmart parking lot nearly two years ago, suffering injuries to his right foot and leg.

Seeking up to $1 million in damages, Mary Hebert, on behalf of her son Brandon, filed suit against the driver, Timothy Debarge, on Oct. 26, 2017 in Jefferson County District Court. 

According to the lawsuit, on Aug. 11, 2017, Brandon, who was eight-years old at the time, was walking behind his mother when Debarge drove “in between mother and son” and “ran over” Brandon.

The suit accused Debarge of failing to yield and negligently failing to keep a proper lookout.

The suit was called up for trial in late July.

Jurors were asked to determine who was negligent in causing the blame, finding no fault with Debarge and placing all the blame on Brandon, according to the charge of the court, filed July 23.

The plaintiffs were seeking damages for Brandon’s past medical expenses, past and future mental anguish and past and future impairment.

They are represented by Beaumont attorney Anthony Malley III.

Judge Mitch Templeton, 172nd District Court, presided over the trial.

Case No. E-200867

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