So. Texas man sues local motorist over Gulf Freeway collision

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Dec. 24, 2013, 12:20pm

GALVESTON - An Alice man has filed a lawsuit over a two-vehicle accident which occurred more than a year ago along the Gulf Freeway in League City.

Steven Hammock pins the alleged Aug. 2, 2012, incident on Kemah local Marianne Ward in court papers filed Dec. 19 in Galveston County District Court.

Hammock was driving northbound on the Gulf Freeway and came to the intersection of the northbound service road of I-45 and West Main Street, heeding a red light.

He says he was waiting on a green light when Ward "failed to control her speed" and rear-ended his vehicle.

"The collision was severe enough to cause damage to the plaintiff's vehicle," according to the original petition.

"The impact also caused severe bodily injury to the plaintiff upon impact."

Hammock reportedly sustained injuries to his neck and left shoulder.

Ward is blamed for failing to come to a complete stop as well as failing to apply her brakes.

Consequently, the complainant seeks unspecified monetary damages.

Attorney Benjamin W. Bronston of Bronston Legal PLLC in Houston is representing Hammock, and Galveston County 10th District Court Judge Kerry L. Neves is presiding over the litigation.

Case No. 13-CV-1566

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