Posted On: February 5, 2010 by Steven J. Malman

Man Files Illinois Bus Accident Lawsuit Over Rear-End Crash

A man whose car was rear-ended by a Madison County Transit District bus is suing the bus operator and the transit district for Illinois personal injury. The Edwardsville bus crash occurred on January 9, 2009.

Police cited bus operator Terry L. Cook with failure to reduce speed to avoid a motor vehicle crash. He pleaded guilty to the charge and was placed on supervision for 90 days.

Plaintiff Alphonzo Gordon says he sustained serious and permanent injuries during the Illinois bus accident. He is accusing the bus driver of negligence, including failure to yield the right of way, failure to use ordinary care to ensure other motorists’ safety, and failure to warn of the bus’s approach. Gordon also claims that Cook drove his bus at an unreasonable and improper speed, followed more closely than what was prudent, and operated a vehicle that was equipped with inadequate brakes.

Gordon is seeking over $50,000 against the bus crash defendants. Bus passengers Britanny Grant and Zavonda Murray are also suing for Illinois personal injury damages.

Illinois Bus Accidents
As the operators of common carrier vehicles, commercial bus drivers owe a duty of care to their passengers and other motorists and pedestrians to exercise even more caution than other motorists so that Chicago, Illinois motor vehicle crashes do not happen.

Getting hit by a vehicle as large as a commercial bus can prove catastrophic for the victims. It can also cause serious injury to bus passengers who are likely not wearing safety belts to keep them secure during a rear-end crash, a side-impact crash, a rollover crash, or any other kind of bus crash.

Metro-East man files lawsuit after bus collision, KMOV, January 28, 2010

Related Web Resources:
Madison County Transit

Truck and Bus Drivers, FMCSA

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