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ARTICLE ID 194711

DEFENDANT’S Transit Authority Negligence – Defendant bus operator closes the bus doors on plaintiff’s arm and pulls away from the stop as the plaintiff attempted to board the bus – Careless and reckless operation of the bus – Arm ligament damage requiring surgery.

Philadelphia County, PA

In this negligence action, the plaintiff maintained that the defendant bus operator negligently closed the bus doors on the plaintiff’s arm as the plaintiff was attempting to board the defendant’s bus. The defendant denied being negligent, and argued that the actions of the plaintiff caused the incident.

On June 18, ________, the female plaintiff was attempting to board the defendant’s Route G bus at the intersection of 57th and Media Streets in the City of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. As the plaintiff was attempting to board the bus, the defendant’s bus operator closed the doors on the plaintiff’s arm and pulled away from the stop, causing injury to the plaintiff. The plaintiff maintained that the defendant bus driver negligently closed the door on the plaintiff’s arm as the plaintiff attempted to get on the bus, failed to properly observe the plaintiff as she boarded the bus, and carelessly and recklessly operated the bus so as to cause injury to the plaintiff. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant transit authority was vicariously liable for the acts of the defendant bus operator. As a result of the incident, the plaintiff suffered a right arm ligament injury requiring surgery. The defendant denied all liability, and argued that the actions of the plaintiff caused the incident.The jury found no negligence on the part of the defendant.

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