Kyle Barnett Aug. 31, 2015, 5:47pm


GRETNA – A local hospital is being sued by a motorist who claims she was injured in a car accident after an ambulances pulled out in front of her.

Demira Marshall, and husband Joseph, filed suit against Jessica Langley and East Jefferson General Hospital Foundation in the 24th Judicial District Court on July 2.

Marshall alleges that on Oct. 14, 2013 she was driving her 1998 Lincoln on Williams Boulevard in Kenner when a 1998 Ford ambulance owned by the East Jefferson General Hospital Foundation and operated by Langley turned in front of her. The plaintiff contends that due to the defendants’ negligence she ran head-on into their ambulance with her vehicle resulting in her being injured. Marshall claims the ambulance did not have its emergency lights or sirens on at the time of the accident.

The defendant is accused of failing to failing to use lights and sirens, failing to regard the safety of others and reckless disregard.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for personal injuries, medical expenses, mental anguish, physical pain and suffering and disability.

Marshall is represented by attorney Charles M. “Tex” Stevenson of Covington.

The case has been assigned to Division J Judge Stephen C. Grefer.

Case no. 751-183.

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