Bacliff woman sued over side collision

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Oct. 28, 2013, 1:56pm

GALVESTON - A Houston woman claims she was a victim of a side collision last month and has filed a lawsuit.

In court papers filed Oct. 25 in Galveston County District Court, Claudia Ramos-Xivir attributes the accident in question to Bacliff local Geraldine Kelley.

Ramos-Xivir says she was sitting at the intersection of El Camino Village Drive and El Camino Real in Houston the morning of Sept. 2.

At rest in the westbound lane of El Camino Village, the plaintiff waited for the green light so she can make a left turn onto the southbound lane of El Camino Real.

She then caught the green light, checked both sides of traffic, and proceeded on her way when she reportedly encountered Kelley, who was driving northbound on El Camino Real, the suit says.

According to the original petition, the defendant "failed to see the red light" and subsequently ran it, striking the middle of the driver's side of Ramos-Xivir's vehicle.

It adds the wreck was severe to the point both motorists required trips to the emergency room.

Ramos-Xivir insists that Kelley was inattentive to the road.

Consequently, the claimant seeks $90,000 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 405th District Court Judge Michelle Slaughter.

Case No. 13-CV-1358

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