Local man claims he was involved in accident with alleged drunk driver

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Dec. 8, 2013, 4:00pm

GALVESTON - A local man is suing a motorist he claims was drunk when the two got into an accident in Galveston two years ago.

According to a lawsuit filed Dec. 5 in Galveston County District Court, Galveston resident Karl Michael Zamora was fresh from drinking at the now-shuttered The Loading Dock Bar and Grill on Dec. 6, 2011, when he collided with plaintiff Albert L. Vargas at the intersection of Avenue O and 39th Street.

The suit shows that Vargas was proceeding on a green light on 39th, but Zamora, who was traveling on O, apparently ignored the red light and "violently" struck Vargas's vehicle, causing the latter "severe injuries and property damage."

Vargas asserts Zamora was speeding just before the wreck in question.

Robert Big Dawg Smith Inc. and its namesake proprietor, which owned and operated The Loading Dock, are named in the suit for allegedly serving Zamora though they were aware he was already intoxicated.

Pamela Pursley, also of Galveston, is implicated for purportedly entrusting her vehicle to Zamora.

Consequently, Vargas seeks unspecified monetary damages.

He is represented by attorney Byron M. Buchanan of The Buchanan Law Office P.C. in Houston.

The case has been assigned to the Galveston County 212th District Court.

Case No. 13-CV-1523

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