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Southland Transit Admits Liability and Settles $15 Million in Lawsuit

David Turnbull3 years ago

A Califronia man who lost part of his leg after being struck by a Southland Transit bus has received a settlement for $15 million.

California Pedestrian Receives Settlement from Southland Transit Inc.

  • According to CBS, 85-year-old Julio Huayanca will recieve $15 million from Southland Transit Inc. who acknowledge liability for an accident which cost Huayanca part of his leg.
  • The elderly man was struck by a bus owned by the company as he walked in a crosswalk last August. Huayanca underwent seven surgeries, and his right leg had to be amputated below the knee.
  • The settlement came just before the jury reached a verdict that would have awarded Huayanca an additional $2 million as the jury found Southland Transit Inc. liable for $17 million in damages.
  • One of Huayanca's lawyers stated, the $15 million settlement will stand.

Bus Accident Statistics

  • According to the U.S. Department of Transportaiton, police reported a total of 56,000 bus accidents in 2011.
  • These accidents resulted in 283 deaths and 24,000 injuries.
  • It is estimated that commercial vehicle accidents cost the U.S. a total of $87 billion in 2011.
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