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ARTICLE ID 195131

DEFENDANT’S Motor Vehicle Negligence – Auto/Bus Collision – Plaintiff sustains injuries when the bus on which he is a passenger is struck by the defendant driver – Failure to yield the right of way – Cervical disc herniations – Cervical radiculopathy

Allegheny County, PA

In this vehicular negligence action, the plaintiff maintained that while he was riding as a passenger on a city bus, it was involved in a collision with the defendant driver. The defendant denied being negligent, and brought in the defendant transportation company as an additional defendant. Both defendants denied that the plaintiff was injured in the collision.

On November 10, ________, the male plaintiff was a passenger on a bus that was traveling through the intersection of Seneca Street and Fifth Avenue in the City of Pittsburgh, when the bus was struck by the defendant who pulled out from the intersection directly in front of the bus. The plaintiff maintained that the defendant driver was negligent in failing to yield the right of way, failing to keep a proper lookout, driving recklessly and without regard for others, and driving too fast for conditions. The plaintiff claims that he sought medical treatment after the accident, and was diagnosed with disc herniations at C4-5, C5-6 and C6-7 and cervical radiculopathy. The defendant driver denied all allegations of negligence, and brought in the defendant Port Authority as an additional defendant, alleging that the bus operator made an unsafe lane change, failed to yield the right of way, and failed to keep a proper lookout. Both defendants denied that the plaintiff sustained any serious or permanent injury in the collision.The jury found no negligence on the part of the defendant transportation company. The jury found that the defendant, Gatto, was negligent and that her negligence caused injury to the plaintiff, but the jury declined to award the plaintiff any damages.

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