GALVESTON - Claiming he was injured in an auto-pedestrian accident in Texas City more than six months ago, Damian Joseph Ivory has filed a lawsuit.
Recent court documents submitted Oct. 11 in Galveston County District Court accuse Texas City local Taressa Cie Peron of striking Ivory with her vehicle the night of March 20.
Ivory explains that he was attempting to cross northbound near the 2000 block of Ninth Avenue and 21st Street when the incident in question occurred.
According to the plaintiff, Peron drove eastbound on Ninth Avenue when she purportedly hit him "without warning."
The apparent impact caused Ivory's body "to be thrown over the hood of the defendant's vehicle," the original petition says.
Ivory adds he suffered "serious, permanent and disabling" injuries to his right leg, right hand, face, neck, chest, abdomen, head, scalp and right shoulder as a result of the supposed collision.
Peron is faulted for:
• Failing to timely apply her brakes;
• Failing to control her speed;
• Failing to keep a proper lookout;
• Failing to take evasion action to avoid the alleged event; and
• Failing to use her horn.
Consequently, Ivory seeks unspecified monetary damages.
Attorney Anthony M. Denena with Denena & Points P.C. in Houston is representing the complainant. Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox is presiding over the case.
Case No. 12-cv-2153