Lawsuit filed after two pickup trucks collide

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Jan. 23, 2012, 10:36am

GALVESTON - Hitchcock resident James Parrish asserts Galena Park native Phillip Tabor is to blame for a two-vehicle accident along the Gulf Freeway in Texas City last year.

A lawsuit filed Jan. 9 in Galveston County District Court alleges Tabor was intoxicated when his 2000 Dodge Ram pickup truck collided with Parrish's 2006 Ford F-350 pickup truck on July 24.

According to the original petition, the plaintiff was traveling southbound on the roadway when he was rear ended by Tabor.

"The plaintiff's vehicle upon being rear-ended was propelled approximately 600 yards according to the accident report prepared by Texas City Police Officer Christopher Cayard," the suit says.

Parrish claims Tabor and another individual fled the scene on foot upon learning that authorities were en route to conduct an investigation.

He states he sustained severe damage to his truck and pain to his shoulder, back, arm and wrist.

"The plaintiff was navigating the road in an attentive manner and the accident was not caused in any way by any negligence of the plaintiff," the suit says.

Parrish was transported to nearby Mainland Medical Center.

He later sought treatment from a Galveston physician.

Consequently, the plaintiff seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

Attorney Michael L. Aldous of Santa Fe is representing Parrish, and Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox is presiding over the case.

Case No. 12-cv-0017

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