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Lawsuit Filed After Blind Pedestrian Gets Hit By Bus

Posted on Apr 2, 2010 4:45pm PDT

After being hit by a city bus while crossing a crosswalk, a blind man has filed a pedestrian accident lawsuit against the Des Moines Area Regional Transit Authority (DART). In his lawsuit, Roger D. Christenson claims the driver of the bus, Susan Jane Leveke-Meyers, had worked an "unsafe number of hours," failed to follow basic safety protocol, and was not properly trained.

Christenson claims he had the right-of-way as he crossed an intersection in a crosswalk with the "walk signal" showing. As he was crossing he was hit by a DART bus being driven by Leveke-Meyers. He claims DART should be liable for his injuries "given what it knew concerning [Leveke-Meyers'] lack of competence, and given its conduct in encouraging or compelling Susan Jane Leveke-Meyers to work an unsafe number of hours in the bus" prior to the accident. DART spokesman Gunnar Olson acknowledged that Leveke-Meyers had made an error and said he hopes the agency can reach an agreement with Christenson.

Christenson, who claims he suffered two broken ribs and a head injury in the accident, wants to be compensated for his medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other losses.

At this time a lawsuit has not been filed against Leveke-Meyers, however she was fired by DART shortly after the accident.

Injured in a Pedestrian Accident in North Carolina?

At Lanier Law Group, P.A., we offer dedicated legal counsel to people throughout North Carolina who have suffered an injury in a pedestrian accident. Whether you were struck by a bus, car, SUV, truck, or motorcycle, you can trust a North Carolina accident attorney at our office to protect your interests and aggressively advocate your rights to the largest possible settlement. Our goal is to help you secure a settlement that ensures you will have enough compensation to fully cover your medical bills and lost wages, as well as your pain and suffering and emotional distress.

To learn more about your rights and options in regards to filing a pedestrian accident claim, please call 855-234-7619 to arrange a consultation at Lanier Law Group, P.A. today!

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