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Jan 23, 2013

Bus driver to serve six years for deadly crash

The driver of a bus from Greensboro that crashed on Interstate 95 in Virginia, killing four passengers and injuring dozens, was sentenced Wednesday to spend six years in prison. Kin Yiu Cheung was given 40 years with 34 years suspended for his conviction last November on four counts of involuntary manslaughter, Commonwealth's Attorney Tony Spencer said.

Dec 8, 2010

Mechanic’s estate gets $2M verdict against bus dealer over faulty rim

The decendent was employed as a body shop mechanic at Cardinal International in Raleigh. Defendant, Carolina Thomas, LLC, of Greensboro, is a retail seller of new and used buses. In April 2007 Carolina Thomas sold a 1995 Bluebird bus to a purchaser in Raleigh. The purchaser was not a party to the action. The bus […]

Nov 19, 2010

Wreck injuries not speculative for woman with MS

The city of Charlotte, Transit Management of Charlotte and city bus driver Dennis W. Napier argued that Lynda Springs' progressive multiple sclerosis would have eventually rendered her helpless. So when Springs lost the use of her right arm and shoulder after the bus Napier was driving rear-ended Springs' van at an intersection, the city, TMOC and Napier denied responsibility for her permanent inj[...]

Oct 12, 2010

Elderly bus passenger receives $2.2M settlement after wreck

Plaintiff, a 91-year-old African-American female, was returning from a Christmas visit with her family in New York as a passenger on a commercial bus on Jan. 2, 2008. Because plaintiff was elderly, she was allowed to sit on the first seat behind the bus driver. The driver of the bus was traveling south on a […]

Aug 6, 2010

Tort/Negligence – Motor Vehicle Collision – Schools & School Boards – Bus – Stopped – Car – Left Turn

Thomas v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education. (Lawyers Weekly No. 10-08-0732, 4 pp.) (Staci T. Meyer, Commissioner) Appealed from Decision & Order of Deputy Commissioner Philip A. Baddour III. I.C. No. TA-19297. Holding: A school bus driver drove up behind a car stopped on the curb at a stop sign. The bus driver was not negligent […]

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