Truck driver blames Tarpon Springs, property owner for damage to vehicle

By Philip Gonzales | Feb 13, 2019

CLEARWATER — A truck driver is suing Tarpon Springs and property owners, alleging their negligence caused a branch to strike his truck.

Lawrence J. Glavin filed a complaint Jan. 28 in Pinellas County Circuit Court against the city of Tarpon Springs, Michael M. Karr and Robin K. Karr, alleging they negligently allowed a hazardous condition to exist on their premises.

According to the complaint, on Jan. 27, 2016, Glavin was driving his 2006 Isuzu truck southbound on Banana Street in Tarpon Springs when his vehicle was struck by a low overhanging tree branch from the Karr property at 105 Banana St. The suit says Glavin sustained permanent injuries and medical expenses from the branch incident

The plaintiff alleges Tarpon Springs and the Karrs failed to take reasonable steps to monitor, detect and repair the dangerous conditions upon their premises that resulted in the accident.

Glavin seeks trial by jury, damages that exceed S15,000, plus court costs and all other just and proper relief. He is represented by attorney Sarah Barkley Raaymakers of Carlson, Meissner, Hart & Hayslett PA in New Port Richey.

Pinellas County Circuit Court case number 19-614-CI

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