Kelly Holleran May 29, 2014, 3:30pm

An experienced motorsport vehicle rider claims he suffered a punctured bladder after a less experienced rider was allowed to race on the track with him and collided with his vehicle.

Pawel Wieczorek filed a lawsuit May 21 in the Galveston County District Court against Joshua E. Hurst, Extreme Motorsports Track Days and James Gould. 

In his complaint, Wieczorek claims he was participating in an event at Texas World Speedway in College Station on July 6. At the event, which was sponsored by Extreme Motorsports Track Days, Wieczorek was categorized as a Level Three rider – the most experienced rider, according to the complaint. Riders were supposed to ride only with others on their same level, the suit states.

However, Hurst – a Level Two rider – was also allowed to ride on the track, posing a danger to others, the complaint says.

Ultimately, Hurst was traveling substantially slower than the more experienced riders, an unsafe speed under the circumstances, and engaged in a dangerous maneuver in a turn in front of Wieczorek, the suit states. Wieczorek and Hurst collided.

Because of the collision, Wieczorek claims he suffered traumatic injuries, including a broken wrist, broken pelvis, punctured bladder, torn urethra and bruised spleen, which landed him in the hospital.

Wieczorek seeks an unspecified judgment, plus interest at the legal rate, pre-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

He is being represented by Scott A. Hooper of Scott Hooper Law Firm in Houston.

Galveston County District Court case number 14-cv-559

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Galveston County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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