Okla. woman sues DynCorp over auto crash in Afghanistan

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Mar 18, 2013

GALVESTON - An Oklahoma woman claims she was in a single-vehicle accident while serving in Afghanistan almost two years ago and seeks damages.

A lawsuit filed March 6 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas asserts that Angela Graham was injured by an employee with DynCorp International Inc. in the war-torn nation on April 10, 2011.

DynCorp International is a global government services provider in support of U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives, delivering support solutions for defense, diplomacy and international development, according to the company website.

The lawsuit states the driver of a DynCorp vehicle made an "unsafe and improper" U-turn along a main route at Camp Davis and rammed into a portable laundry container that was occupied by the plaintiff.

An investigation determined the collision "was caused by the inattentive driving of DynCorp's employee and was listed as drug/alcohol related," according to the suit.

The driver, however, is not an individual defendant in the litigation.

Graham says the event inflicted "serious" injuries to her back, neck, jaw and general body.

She faults DynCorp for negligence and gross negligence, insisting nothing she did or failed to do brought forth the injury.

Consequently, the plaintiff sues for physical pain, mental anguish, physical impairment and disfigurement, medical costs and loss of earning capacity.

Attorney Michael Patrick Doyle of Doyle Raizner LLP in Houston is representing Graham.

Case No. 3:13-CV-0065

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