Katy motorist sued over 2011 Galveston collision

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Jan. 25, 2013, 1:07pm

HOUSTON - An alleged two-vehicle accident in Galveston almost two years ago between two Harris County women has resulted in a lawsuit.

Recent court papers filed Jan. 24 in Galveston County District Court show that Danielle Stephens pins the blame for the wreck in question on Feb. 5, 2011, on Lori Jane Curtis. 

Stephens says she was moving southbound through the intersection of Twelve Mile Road and FM 3005 after having stopped at a four-way stop governed by red flashing lights when Curtis supposedly ran into her.

The suit claims the defendant, who was traveling westbound in the 13700 block of 3005, ignored the same lights.

According to the original petition, the front passenger side of the respondent's vehicle struck the left front side of that belonging to the complainant.

Both drivers had passengers in their respective vehicles and the motorists were taken by ambulance to the nearest emergency room, the suit states.

The plaintiff insists the purported collision injured her right arm, left arm, left shoulder, left hip, left leg, left upper body and neck.

Curtis is faulted for:

  • Failing to keep a proper lookout;

  • Failing to apply the brakes;

  • Failing to maintain her vehicle under control;

  • Failing to stop at the intersection; and

  • Failing to give proper attention to driving.

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

Attorney Dina K. Steele with Steele Law P.C. in Lewisville is representing the complainant, and Galveston County 10th District Court Judge Kerry L. Neves is presiding over the case.

Case No. 13-CV-114

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