Drivers who travel in and around densely populated areas must pay extra attention to the whereabouts and rights of pedestrians. This is especially true near schools and on and around college campuses where students are hurrying to and from class and may dash across the street in an attempt to beat a light.
Most college campuses throughout the state of Ohio have some type of college buses or shuttles. The men and women who drive these buses are accustomed to driving and navigating around pedestrians and must pay extra attention and provide pedestrians the right of way while crossing the street.
A woman who was hit and injured by a Ohio University campus bus recently received a $50,000 settlement related to a personal injury lawsuit she filed. According to court documents, the woman had a walk signal and was crossing the street in a cross walk when a campus bus turned and hit her.
As a result of being hit by the bus, the woman suffered numerous and severe injuries. She subsequently filed a lawsuit against the university in which she claimed the bus driver failed to yield the right of way to a pedestrian and was therefore negligent in causing her injuries.
In an attempt to settle the legal matter, the university recently offered the woman a $50,000 settlement which she accepted. In exchange for the settlement, the woman has agreed to drop the lawsuit.
Ohio pedestrians who have suffered harm or injury as a result of being struck by a car or truck often suffer devastating injuries. In cases where a pedestrian accident resulted from the negligent actions of a driver, legal action may be an appropriate means to recovering compensation.
Source: Athens News, "OU to pay $50,000 to settle bus-crash suit," Oct. 18, 2013