Collision at Bolivar ferry landing leads to Galveston lawsuit

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Dec. 7, 2010, 3:00am

Vehicles loading the Bolivar Ferry

GALVESTON - Mary MacIntoush of Port Arthur is suing Edgar Salgado of Houston over a two-vehicle collision at a landing for the Galveston-Port Bolivar ferry.

In a lawsuit filed Dec. 1 in Galveston County District Court, MacIntoush faults Salgado for rear-ending her two times on April 12 as the two motorists awaited a ferry arrival.

"As the traffic began to move forward, the defendant suddenly and violently slammed into the rear of the plaintiff's vehicle twice," the original petition says.

Court papers insist that Salgado did not keep a proper lookout, failed to maintain proper and adequate control of his vehicle and disregarded the rights of other drivers.

MacIntoush claims to have suffered severe injuries to her neck and back therefore is seeking unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

The Texas Department of Transportation, which owns and operates the ferry service, is not named in the suit in any capacity.

Attorney Charlton P. Hornsby of Beaumont is representing the plaintiff.

The case has been assigned to Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox.

Case No. 10-cv-4254

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