Family Awarded $90 Million Over Bus Stop Death

    April 18, 2013
    Sean Patterson
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A Maryland family this week won their lawsuit against the Prince George’s County Board of Education and were awarded $90 million.

According to a Washington Post report on the case, 13-year-old Ashley Davis died in 2009 while crossing the street to reach a school bus stop. A car traveling down the road hit her, a minivan, and a 17-year-old boy on Brinkley Road in Temple Hills, Maryland. Davis died from her injuries weeks later.

The six-member jury handed down the $90 million wrongful-death verdict after determining that the school board did not provide a safe bus stop for Davis. Davis’ family had accused her bus driver of not stopping at his designated stop, forcing Davis and other children to catch another school bus further down the road, where they would have to cross the street. According to the Post report, complaints of late school buses and “unsafe” routes to bus stops are nothing new for parents in the area.

The school board is expected to appeal the decision.

  • http://newbizshop.com derek

    Why 90 million. How can a family become an instant millionaire because of there childs death? This the problem with america, they want to profit of ones death to become filthy rich. The next person who dies in my family I’m sueing someone to become rich or settle out of court for some money like most of the people do.

  • http://www.bioscenecleanup.com Bioscene

    90 mill?? How do that get to that figure? I would hate to live in that town- I hear and see school levy/property taxes going up for the next 50 years due to this jury award. Do any of the jury get a cut of the award??