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ARTICLE ID 195974

$________ Motor Vehicle Negligence – Auto/bus collision – Plaintiffs riding on a bus that is involved in a collision with defendant driver – Failure to keep a proper lookout for other vehicles – Injuries to two plaintiffs – Wrist, lumbar, and knee sprain.

Philadelphia County, PA

The plaintiffs, in this vehicular negligence action, were riding on a city bus when it was involved in a collision with the defendant vehicle. The defendant transit authority was dismissed from the case. The defendant driver and the vehicle owner were sued by the plaintiffs for negligence. The defendants denied all allegations of negligence, and that the plaintiffs were injured in the collision.

On November 22, ________, the two female plaintiffs were passengers on a bus that was being operated by the now dismissed defendant, Septa. It was proceeding through the intersection of Park and Chew Avenues in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The bus was then struck by a vehicle operated by the defendant driver and owned by the defendant, P.T. The plaintiffs maintained that the defendant driver was negligent in operating the motor vehicle at an excessive rate of speed, failing to keep a proper lookout for other vehicles, failing to yield the right-of-way, and to take actions to avoid the collision. The plaintiff also alleged that the defendant car owner negligently entrusted the vehicle to the defendant driver. The female plaintiff, P.R. alleged that she suffered sprains to the wrist, lumbar spine and knee as a result of the collision. The plaintiff, M.J. maintained that she suffered lumbar sprain and strain as a result of the accident. The defendant, Septa, was dismissed by stipulation of the parties. Defendants C.C. and P.T. denied being negligent, and that the plaintiffs were injured in the collision.The jury found only the defendant, C.C. negligent, and awarded the P.R. plaintiff $________, and the M.J. plaintiff $________.

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