Harris Co. woman says accident sent her into oncoming traffic

By John Suayan, Galveston Bureau | Oct 7, 2013

HOUSTON - Harris County resident Leticia Ramirez recently brought a lawsuit against Team Logistic Service Inc. and one of its employees over a two-vehicle accident last year in southwest Houston.

Ramirez launched the litigation in Harris County District Court in late July.

Houston federal court took over the case on Oct. 2.

At the time of the event in question on Dec. 12, 2012, the plaintiff was traveling eastbound on Harwin Drive near Corporate Drive.

Meanwhile, New York City resident Gui Ling Xi was operating a company-owned truck and attempting to pull out of a private drive.

Court papers state that Gui failed to "yield the right-of-way to moving traffic on the public road."

"The impact had such force that the plaintiff's vehicle was lifted inches off the ground and pushed across oncoming lanes of traffic," the suit says.

According to the suit, the truck driver "admitted to a law enforcement officer at the scene, 'I never saw her. I just felt the impact.'"

Gui is faulted for:

  • Failing to timely apply the brakes;

  • Failing to maintain a proper lookout;

  • Failing to maintain proper control of the defendant business's vehicle; and

  • Failing to maneuver the vehicle to avoid the collision.

Team Logistic Service is accused of negligently entrusting one of its trucks to Gui.

A jury trial is requested.

Attorney Nick Oweyssi of Rosas & Suerken PLLC in Houston is representing Ramirez.

Case No. 4:13-CV-2910

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