A Galveston County woman sued a motorist, citing negligence in a traffic accident.

Tracy Gilchrist-Scott of League City filed a lawsuit Jan. 7 in Galveston County District Court against Carolyn J. Ivey of Texas City, alleging negligence in operating a motor vehicle.

According to the suit, on April 28, 2014, Gilchrist-Scott was in her car exiting a store parking lot driveway onto Interstate 45 when Ivey, whose vehicle was behind Gilchrist-Scott’s, collided with the plaintiff’s car. The defendant failed to keep a safe distance, maintain a proper lookout, apply brakes in a timely fashion or control her vehicle’s speed, the suit states.

The suit says Gilchrist-Scott suffered moderate bodily injuries, nervous shock, physical impairment and diminished capacity for earnings,

She seeks between $50,000 and $100,000 in compensation for medical care, damages for pain and suffering, attorney fees, expenses, and costs. She is represented by attorney Tom Gehring of Austin.

Galveston County District Court case number: CV-0073459


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