A Texas woman filed suit against the United States, alleging improper motor vehicle handling by a federal employee.

Sylvia Coleman of La Marque filed a lawsuit in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas on Dec. 30, 2014, against the United States of America as owner of a vehicle driven by Rodney Adwin Stoll.

According to the complaint, Stoll was exiting a private driveway on FM 1765 in Galveston County on Dec. 31, 2013, when he struck the back right quarter of Coleman’s vehicle. Coleman was traveling westbound in the 1900 block of the road at the time, the suit states.

Coleman alleges the defendant failed to operate a vehicle safely and that Stoll had a duty to exercise care, breached his responsibility by failing to keep a lookout and proper distance from her car, failed to brake and avoid the collision and failed to control his vehicle.

The suit states the Coleman suffered injuries as a result of the collision.

Coleman seeks compensation for medical expenses, property damage and loss, lost wages, physical and mental duress, legal fees, expenses and costs. She is represented by Shelly Greco and Roger Sullivan of Eberstein & Witherite of Houston.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number: 3:14-CV-00404


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