RV owners sue after vehicle hits tree

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Mar. 15, 2011, 1:35pm

Keystone Mountaineer (2006 model)

GALVESTON – After their recreational vehicle struck a large tree, Don Tompkins and Marie Caruso are suing Angel Brothers Enterprises Ltd.

Tompkins and Caruso say that Angel Brothers workers instructed them to move into a single lane on Broadway Boulevard in Galveston to avoid a construction area. As the plaintiffs were waved through, their trailer hit a tree, the suit filed March 8 in Galveston County District Court states.

Court papers show that the 1995 Mountaineer Fifth Wheel RV was their family residence.

They blame the defendant for not properly directing traffic and failing to give the plaintiffs warning.

The complainants insist they experienced mental anguish, emotional distress and a loss of earning capacity as a result of the alleged incident.

Consequently, they seek $50,000 in monetary damages and a jury trial.

Salazar & Tellawi PLLC is representing the plaintiffs, and Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox is presiding over the case.

Case No. 11-cv-0422

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