Woman sues Seabrook driver over three-car crash

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Sep. 26, 2011, 5:28am

GALVESTON - Galveston County resident Wendy Black Sanders is suing Alison M. Griggs of Seabrook over a three-vehicle accident in Kemah almost two years ago, recent court documents say.

In a lawsuit filed Sept. 16 in Galveston County District Court, Sanders alleges Griggs caused her to crash into another vehicle on Sept. 28, 2009.

Sanders claims she was stopped in traffic in the left turn lane and waiting for the light to turn green at the intersection of FM 518 and Highway 146, according to the original complaint. Griggs was traveling directly behind her, but did not stop her vehicle and struck the rear of Sanders' vehicle.

"Upon impact, the plaintiff's vehicle was damaged and the plaintiff received severe, disabling injuries," the suit states.

"In addition, the impact from the defendant forced the plaintiff's vehicle into the vehicle in front of her, causing property damage to that vehicle."

Sanders blames Griggs for failing to yield the right-of-way, failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to take proper evasive action and failing to act as a prudent driver.

The plaintiff consequently sues for mental and physical pain and suffering, mental anguish and physical impairment and disfigurement and seeks a jury trial.

She is represented by Bettison, Doyle, Apffel & Guarino.

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

Case No. 11-cv-1473

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