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Woman sues SEPTA over injuries

By Thomas Kallies | Feb 25, 2014

An Upper Darby resident is suing over injuries she allegedly sustained when riding the bus.

Altude Desrosiers and her husband Joel Dorsa filed their lawsuit on Feb. 12, in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, naming Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority as the sole defendant.

Desrosiers says on May 10, near Keystone Street and West Chester Pike in Upper Darby, she got onto a bus. Desrosiers goes on to say after she got onto the bus the driver accelerated then slammed on the brakes. While the bus was stopping, Desrosiers was allegedly thrown when the bus stopped suddenly and she was injured.

Desrosiers says the driver approached the intersection going way too fast and failed to look out for pedestrians or street signs. According to Desrosiers, the driver's negligence caused her injuries and now she seeks to hold SEPTA liable.

Desrosiers is seeking more than $50,000 in damages.

She is being represented by attorney Val Pleet Wilson.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Case No. 140201348.

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