Molly English-Bowers Sep. 3, 2015, 12:47pm


A Galveston County woman is suing both the owner and the driver of a vehicle she claims collided with hers on East Bayshore Drive, Dickinson, citing negligence.

Salli Babbitt filed the suit June 23 in Galveston County District Court against Antonio Aguilar and Juan Jose Gomar, the owner of the vehicle, whom she is charging with negligent entrustment.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was the owner and a passenger in a 2005 Ford Expedition on July 2, 2013, and was traveling east on East Bayshore Drive. The suit claims that as Aguilar was leaving the parking lot of the San Leon liquor store, he turned west onto Bayshore Drive when he slid and the vehicle, a 1997 Chevy Tahoe, turned around several times before striking the plaintiff's.

Gomar is accused of negligent entrustment , as he should have known Aguilar was not a safe driver and should not have allowed him to drive his vehicle, the lawsuit states.

The plaintiff seeks damages of between $200,000 and $1 million as well as a trial by jury, claiming pain, mental anguish, loss of earnings and medical expenses. Her attorney is Mark B. Levin of the Stern Law Group in Bellaire.

Galveston County District Court case number 15-CV-0634.

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