Woman blames July accident on 'distracted' driver

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Oct. 28, 2013, 2:00pm

GALVESTON - Webster resident Althanese Canada is suing Dickinson local Cinthya Flores following a two-vehicle accident over the summer, claiming she was rear-ended.

Court papers filed Oct. 25 in Galveston County District Court assert Flores became distracted to where she ignored a traffic light and crashed into Canada's vehicle the morning of July 18. 

Both parties were traveling westbound on El Dorado Boulevard in Houston with Canada originally behind Flores before the subject event.

Canada says Flores then "stopped in the middle of the road to either diddle daddle on her cell phone and/or eat food she recently bought from a nearby McDonald's," which prompted the complainant to drive around her.

According to the lawsuit, the motorists approached the light in question when it was on red, but the defendant, "due to being distracted, failed to see the red light and the stopped traffic and violently rear-ended the plaintiff's vehicle."

The original petition further shows the force of the collision was "severe enough" to send the plaintiff to the emergency room via ambulance for injuries to her neck, shoulders, arms, lower back and other parts to her body and her vehicle had to be towed.

Consequently, Canada seeks $80,000 in damages and a jury trial.

She is represented by attorney Jose Luis Orihuela of Orihuela & Associates PLLC in League City.

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

Case No. 13-CV-1357

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