Santa Fe woman sues over rear-end collision

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Jun. 10, 2012, 5:50am


GALVESTON - Santa Fe local Kristin Brown is suing Hitchcock resident Christopher Simpson in response to a two-vehicle accident last year, recent court documents say.

A lawsuit filed June 1 in Galveston County District Court claims Simpson rear-ended Brown on the afternoon of June 7, 2011.

The suit shows Brown was driving a 1999 Ford Mustang southbound on FM 646 when the pickup truck was "abruptly" struck from the rear by a 1993 Ford F-250 driven by Simpson.

Brown says her vehicle was totally damaged and she sustained "severe" injuries to her back, neck, shoulders and spine.

She insists that she drove "in an attentive manner and the accident was not caused in any way by any negligence of (her own)," the suit claims.

The plaintiff was immediately taken to the emergency room at Mainland Medical Center in Texas City for analysis and X-rays. Afterwards, she sought treatment at the Duchon Chiropractic Clinic in Galveston.

The original petition asserts "the injuries and impact of the collision will be long-lasting despite rehabilitation efforts," according to the suit.

Simpson is faulted for failing to keep a proper lookout, failing to keep a clear and reasonable distance, failing to apply his brakes and driving his vehicle at a rate of speed not allowed by law.

Consequently, Brown seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

Attorney Michael L. Aldous of Santa Fe is representing the complainant.

Galveston County 212th District Court Judge Susan Criss is presiding over the case.

Case No. 12-cv-1307

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