Thursday, April 24, 2014

Mother of Student Killed in Bus Crash Sues FedEx

Posted By on Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 12:28 PM

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The mother of a prospective Humboldt State Student killed in an April 10 bus crash is suing FedEx, the bus line and the estate of the FedEx driver whose truck crossed the median and collided with the bus.

The LA Times reports that Rosa Rivera, the mother of Dorsey High School student Jennifer Bonilla filed the lawsuit, which seeks $100 million in damages, on Tuesday.

The suit claims FedEx negligently operated its freight trucks, despite previous incidents of vehicles catching fire due to mechanical problems, driver error or improperly loaded cargo.

Some witnesses reported the FedEx truck was on fire before it hit the chartered bus.

The suit also names the estate of the FedEx driver, Timothy Paul Evans, and the bus company, Silverado Stages, as defendants in the case, claiming the bus was not equipped with enough emergency exits for escape.

Neither FedEx or the bus line commented on the suit.
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