Bus passengers blame truck driver for injuries from collision

By Jim Boyle | Aug 7, 2014

Two Philadelphia plaintiffs claim that the actions of a delivery truck driver caused a collision with another car that resulted in injuries to the pair of passengers, according to a personal injury claim filed at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

On Sept. 28, 2012, Twana Griffin and Hiawatha Bunn, who share a residence on Kensington Ave. in Philadelphia, were traveling on a NJ Transit bus. Near the intersection of 9th and Market streets, the driver of a KB Trans, Inc., truck opened the door to his cab, causing the bus to collide with the door.

As a result of the accident, Griffin and Burns claim they sustained numerous injuries, primarily to their backs and spines. The pair has been forced to make several doctor appointments to treat their injuries, translating into growing medical expenses. They also have experienced a diminished capacity to fulfill daily routines and duties and suffered a loss of income earning power, they claim.

The plaintiffs seek damages not to exceed $50,000 from the defendants, which include NJ Transit, the driver of the truck, Kenneth Shore, and his employer KB Trans, Inc. They claim that negligence on the defendants' part contributed heavily to the incident.

The suit details the alleged reckless behavior as failure to keep a proper lookout, failure to have vehicles under control, failure to act with due regard to surrounding vehicles and traveling at a high-rate of speed.

Griffin and Burns are represented by Philadelphia attorney Paul Benn.

The case ID number is 140703659.

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