School Board Settles Lawsuit Over Bus Crash

The School Board has settled a lawsuit stemming from a January 2009 school bus crash on a Parkway. According to Circuit Court records, the board reached a settlement with the mother of a then-16-year-old High School student who was on the bus at the time of the accident. The terms would not be discussed due to confidentiality matters.

Filed in December 2009,the complaint accused the bus driver of failure to maintain a proper lookout, failure to keep his vehicle under proper control and failure to keep a safe distance. She sought $100,000 from the bus driver and the School Board. The driver – who no longer works for the school division, according to court records – was later dropped as a defendant.

The attorney said at the time that medical bills related to the student’s back and neck injuries totaled about $10,000. The case had been scheduled for a jury trial this week. A document filed in court earlier this month said that the School Board “intends to admit liability at trial.” The “only remaining issue in this matter will be the amount of damages involved,” which “would stem solely from injuries, if any, actually suffered by the minor.”

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