Thursday, 18 April 2013

Family awarded $90M when daughter is killed boarding bus

Family awarded $90M when daughter is killed boarding bus, A Family was awarded $90 million in a wrongful death lawsuit against Prince George's County Board of Education. According to an April 17th report on International Business Times the family of Ashley Davis alleged that the school board was negligent in the 13-year-old’s 2009 accident while walking to board her school bus.

Ashley, who died two weeks after the accident, was a freshman at Crossland High School. She was crossing the street to board the bus, although school board policy indicated she was supposed to be picked up on her side of the street.

The family expressed that Ashley Davis was doing what she was required to do in getting on the school bus to attend school. The jury of six agreed that Ashley was not provided safe and adequate transportation, and the family was awarded $90 million plus medical and funeral expenses.

The restitution granted to the family of Ashley Davis may not actually sustain an appeal by the school board. Often, according to NBC, civil suits against school boards are usually capped at $100,000.

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