GRETNA – A motorist who claims she was injured when her car was struck by an ambulance is suing the driver of the vehicle and its owner.

Kelly Clay filed suit against Joshua Baumann, Jefferson Parish Hospital District No. 1 and West Jefferson Medical Center in the 24th Judicial District Court on May 22.

Clay claims she was driving her 2004 Honda Civic on Lapalco Blvd. in Harvey on Oct. 27, 2014 when an ambulance owned by West Jefferson Medical Center and being driven by Baumann collided with her vehicle. The plaintiff alleges she was injured in the traffic accident.

The defendant is accused of failing to keep a proper lookout, careless and reckless driving, failing to see what should have been seen, failing to keep proper distance between vehicles and failing to obey traffic signals.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for pain and suffering, permanent damage, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses, property damage and economic damages.

Clay is represented by attorney Pierre F. Gaudin of Gretna.

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

Case no. 749-989.

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