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Student Sues FedEx and Bus Company after Orlando Crash

Demetria Ratchford2 years ago

An 18-year-old student has filed a lawsuit against FedEx and a bus charter company, citing injuries suffered in a fatal collision last month in Orlando, Florida.

About the Lawsuit

According ot CBS News, Miles Hill, 18, filed the civil suit against FedEx and the bus charter company Silverado Stages in connection to a fiery collision that left 10 people dead and many other injured. Hill is seeking “unspecified damages and compensation for medical treatment”. 

During the crash, Hill was seated behind the bus driver, and his injuries following the crash include a broken collarbone and second-degree burns on his legs and ears.

The suit is filed on the basis that the “emergency exit procedures in the SUBJECT BUS were inadequate” and that FedEx failed to inspect their own truck to make sure it was operating correctly.

Miles Hill’s lawsuit is one of five filed in connection to the Orland crash.

Background on the Crash

Following information provided by the Los Angeles Times:

  • On April 10th, 2014 a FedEx truck steered across a median and collided head-on with a Silverado Stages charter bus in Orlando, Florida.
  • 48 people were on the bus and were headed towards Humboldt State University.
  • 10 people on the charter bus were killed in the crash, 5 of them students.
  • It is not known why the FedEx driver tried to leave the southbound lanes, and blood samples from both drivers are currently being tested for alcohol, drugs, or medication.
  • One passenger, Ismael Jimenez, 18, died moments after helping other passengers on the burning charter bus off. Ismael would have been the first person in his family to go to college.

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