Los Angeles County Settles Bus Accident Suit For $3.5M

November 14, 2012

An attorney says Los Angeles County’s transit agency has paid $3.5 million to a California woman whose foot was crushed by a bus.

Jenny Lopez sued the Metropolitan Transportation Authority after she stepped into a crosswalk in 2010 and a bus making a turn ran over her foot, tearing off the skin and breaking some bones. Her daughter, who was 9 at the time, received minor injuries.

Lopez sued the transit agency for negligence, contending the driver failed to stop completely before making the turn.

Her attorney, Dan Callahan, says the MTA sent the money last week to settle the case. Callahan says he sent a dismissal filing to the court electronically on Monday.

A call to the MTA seeking comment wasn’t immediately returned.

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  • November 14, 2012 at 6:45 pm
    nk says:
    I wonder how much workers comp pays out if someone loses the whole foot, I bet it isn't even close to this amount.
  • November 14, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    l hawks says:
    I'd also say that $3.5M is excessive without more details involving the injury/specials/inability to pursue gainful employment etc.
  • November 14, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    Scott says:
    Excessive? It's ridiculous!! Losing a foot is one thing, torn skin and a "few" broken bones (alluding they healed) is another. Is it any wonder this state is bankrupt? Look... read more
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