Woman files lawsuit against driver who allegedly ran red light

Kelly Holleran Oct. 3, 2014, 1:57pm

A woman has filed a lawsuit against the driver whom she alleges failed to yield at a red light, causing a collision.

Tammy Ferrington alleges she was driving north on state Highway 146 and was approaching its intersection with state Highway 646 Grand Avenue in Galveston County on June 6, 2013, when defendant Donna Jean Zill, who was driving on the same road, failed to yield the right-of-way at a red light. 

Because of the collision, Ferrington suffered mental and physical pain, endured mental anguish and physical impairment and lost her capacity to perform household services, according to the complaint filed Aug. 25 in Galveston County District Court. She also lost wages, the suit states.

Zill negligently failed to keep a proper lookout, failed to control her speed, failed to timely apply her brakes, failed to turn to avoid a collision, drove too fast, drove with wanton disregard the safety of others on the road and failed to comply with a traffic control device, the complaint says.

In her complaint, Ferrington seeks a judgment within the jurisdictional limits of Galveston County District Court, plus pre-judgment interest, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Jeffrey N. Todd, of The Law Firm of Alton C. Todd in Friendswood, will represent Ferrington.

Galveston County District Court case number: 14-CV-0904

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at 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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