Carolyn Bynum filed suit against Earl Davenport of All Star Plumbing and Elisabeth Richard on Oct. 6 in Jefferson County District Court.
According to the complaint, Bynum was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Richard on Avenue H in Silsbee on May 14, 2014. When Richard turned left on Fifth Street, Davenport, who was employed by All Star Plumbing, turned left onto Fifth Street and Davenport, ran a red light and slammed directly into the portion of Richard’s vehicle where Bynum was seated.
Bynum suffered injuries to her neck, shoulder and body in general. Davenport is accused of gross negligence in running a red light and inattention, while Richard is accused of negligence for making no attempt to avoid the collision.
All Star Plumbing is accused of negligent entrustment, hiring, and supervision.
Bynum seeks more than $1 million in damages, including medical bills, loss of earning capacity, interest, exemplary damages and costs of court.