Parties in ambulance accident suit want new trial date

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Oct. 28, 2013, 1:38pm

GALVESTON - With less than two weeks before they head into a jury trial, the parties in a lawsuit arising from an accident between a local motorist and an ambulance seek a new date.

Recent court records show that Erica Hanley and the Galveston County Health District entered a joint motion to continue trial in Hanley's suit on Oct. 24.

The aforementioned trial is currently set for 9 a.m., Nov. 4.

As previously reported, Erica Hanley filed suit in late October 2012 blaming the Galveston County Health District and two of its employees for the Aug. 27, 2012, wreck at Avenue O and 25th Street in Galveston.

Hanley, who seeks no more than $1 million in damages for “severe injuries to her left forearm, right hand, low back, upper lip and other parts of her body as well as a closed head injury,” alleges she was crossing the intersection when the ambulance ignored a stop sign and struck her vehicle.

The parties request continuance after they encountered "scheduling difficulties for one major fact witness."

Their three-page motion requests that Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox place the trial on the next available jury trial docket.

Case No. 12-CV-2314

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