80-year-old passenger sues over auto crash in Texas City

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Jul. 9, 2012, 10:00am

GALVESTON - Texas City resident Girlie Greer claims she was a passenger in a two-vehicle wreck two years ago and has filed a lawsuit.

A lawsuit filed June 25 in Galveston County District Court alleges Shane Cams, also of Texas City, caused a collision with the vehicle carrying the 80-year-old Greer at the section of Highway 3 and Memorial Drive on June 29, 2010.

Recent court documents show Greer and Barbara Benigar, her driver, were headed southbound on Highway 3 when they approached Memorial Drive.

Cams then suddenly and without warning pulled directly into the path of Benigar's vehicle from Memorial Drive and the subject accident took place, the original petition says.

According to the suit, there is a stop sign on Memorial Drive, but not one on Highway 3.

Greer says the event in question inflicted "severe" injuries upon her.

Cams is faulted for:

  • Failing to yield the right of way;
  • Failing to maintain a proper lookout;
  • Driving beyond the speed limit;
  • Failing to stop;
  • Failing to control speed;
  • Failing to timely apply brakes;
  • Disregarding traffic control signals; and
  • Driver inattention.

    Texas City local Renita Hunt joins Cams as a respondent since her vehicle was reportedly involved.

    Consequently, Greer seeks unspecified monetary damages.

    She is represented by attorney R. James Amaro with The Amaro Law Firm in Houston.

    Galveston County 405th District Court Judge Wayne Mallia is presiding over the case.a

    Case No. 12-cv-1419

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