Lawsuit blames Manvel motorist for League City wreck, subsequent fire

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Jul 15, 2013

GALVESTON - Following an alleged two-vehicle accident that subsequently triggered a fire, Travis Gray has filed a lawsuit.

Recent court papers filed July 10 in Galveston County District Court assert that Manvel resident Rynnie Marshall was responsible for the Nov. 5, 2012, wreck in League City.

Prior to the subject event, the suit explains, Gray was driving southbound on Calder Road while Marshall was in the northbound lane of the roadway.

"While making a left turn onto Silent Glen Road, the defendant suddenly and without warning failed to yield the right of way and crashed his vehicle into the passenger side of Mr. Gray's truck," the original petition says.

It adds the purported impact of the collision caused significant damage to the complainant's vehicle and ignited the aforementioned fire.

Marshall is blamed for:

  • Failing to keep a proper lookout;

  • Failing to yield the right of way;

  • Failing to pay proper attention to oncoming traffic and other conditions of the road;

  • Turning in an unsafe and imprudent manner; and

  • Failing to timely apply his brakes.

Consequently, Gray seeks unspecified monetary damages and a jury trial.

He is represented by attorney Fred D. Raschke of Mills Shirley L.L.P. in Galveston.

Galveston County 56th District Court Judge Lonnie Cox is presiding over the litigation.

Case No. 13-CV-896

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