Austin couple sues after daughter loses part of finger at Galveston pizzeria

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Apr. 1, 2013, 7:35pm

GALVESTON - An Austin couple claims their daughter suffered a partial amputation of her finger while visiting a Galveston pizza restaurant last year, recent court papers say.

In a lawsuit filed March 15 in Galveston County District Court, Jason and Kellie Wilson blame Twilight Hospitalities LLC for the Sept. 22, 2012 incident that occurred at Strand Pizzeria. 

The suit states that the eatery had a "fantastically bright orange, partially dismantled" motorcycle on display near the entrance.

According to the original petition, the child "did not discover the condition or realize the risk involved in intermeddling with the condition or coming within the area made dangerous by the condition."

It surmises the girl sustained her apparent injuries after coming into contact with the display, adding she had to endure anxiety, pain and illness.

Twilight Hospitalities is faulted for:

  • Failing to provide adequate warning signs;

  • Failing to provide necessary and proper procedures;

  • Failing to train employees in proper safety, security and protection procedures; and

  • Failing to correct prior incidents of other children.

Consequently, the plaintiffs seek unspecified monetary damages.

They are represented by attorney Don W. Boyle of the Cooke Law Firm PC in San Antonio.

Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox is presiding over the litigation.

Case No. 13-CV-408

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