GRETNA – A Jefferson Parish man is suing a local hospital alleging one of its ambulances rear-ended his car.

Gerald Jones filed suit against Jefferson Parish Hospital District No. 1, West Jefferson Medical Center and Maressa Aparicio in the 24th Judicial District Court.

Jones claims that Aparicio was driving an ambulance owned by West Jefferson Medical Center when she ran into the rear of his car. The plaintiff alleges that because the defendant driver was working for the hospital at the time of the accident it should be responsible for any damages. Jones asserts that he has head, shoulder, neck and back pain stemming from the accident.

The defendant is accused of failing to see what should have been seen, failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to maintain control of vehicle, failing to apply brakes properly to stop it before colliding into the plaintiff’s vehicle and failing to maintain and inspect her vehicle.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, mental anguish, property damage, loss of use and lost wages.

Jones is represented by attorney Richard V. Kohnke of New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division O Judge Ross P. LaDart.

Case no. 724-246.

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