Passenger sues driver who struck her vehicle

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Nov. 10, 2011, 9:59am

GALVESTON - Claiming Summer Rose Uribe struck the vehicle in which she rode, Tanisha Vanhorne has filed a lawsuit.

Court papers filed Nov. 3 in Galveston County District Court say Uribe caused the collision in question on Nov. 5, 2009, when she rear-ended Adrian Anthony Joseph's vehicle.

According to the original petition, Joseph was traveling southbound in the 400 block of Highway 146 at the time of the crash.

He stopped his vehicle to give way to traffic when the defendant reportedly crashed into him, the suit states.

"The defendant, while driving her vehicle behind Mr. Joseph's vehicle, failed to control her speed and failed to stop, and without warning struck the rear of the vehicle driven by Mr. Joseph and in which Ms. Vanhorne was a passenger," the suit says.

It adds Uribe failed to timely apply her brakes as well as operated her vehicle in a negligent manner.

Vanhorne insists the accident inflicted physical injuries upon her.

The suit further faults the respondent for failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to turn her vehicle away as to avoid a collision, failing to keep a proper distance and failing to exercise reasonable care to avoid a foreseeable risk of injury to others.

Consequently, the plaintiff seeks unspecified monetary damages.

She is represented by Stang, Carroll & Macchi.

The case has been assigned to Galveston County 10th District Court Judge David Garner.

Case No. 11-cv-1750

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