Rear-end crash on Seawall caused by drunk driver, suit alleges

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau May 15, 2012, 3:22am

GALVESTON - Galveston resident Rocio Dickey alleges she was in a two-vehicle accident which rendered her unconscious and has filed a lawsuit against the driver she claims was drunk.

A lawsuit filed May 8 in Galveston County District Court argues that Alyssa Fedor, also of Galveston, was "highly intoxicated" when she rear-ended the plaintiff and her passenger on Seawall Boulevard on March 23.

According to the original petition, the defendant drove "at an excessive rate of speed" prior to the collision in question.

Dickey states the impact forced her into another car parked on the roadway, adding several people witnessed the subject event unfold.

"The plaintiff had no opportunity to avoid the incident and the defendant was solely at fault, which she admitted at the scene," the suit says.

"The collision was severe and both the plaintiff and defendant's cars were disabled as a result."

It adds Dickey lost consciousness at the scene because of a head injury, which required her to be rushed to the emergency room.

Meanwhile, authorities charged the respondent with intoxication assault and DWI.

The suit does not clarify as to what happened to the complainant's passenger nor is she a party in the case.

Consequently, Dickey seeks unspecified monetary damages.

She is represented by attorney Derek Merman of Houston.

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

Case No. 12-cv-1186

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