PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia plaintiff has initiated legal action versus the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, for personal injuries she sustained as a passenger on a SEPTA bus which was involved in a collision in Center City.
On March 28, Juliette Forgione of Philadelphia filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas versus SEPTA of Philadelphia and Marsha Alent, of Dresher.
Per the lawsuit, on May 2, 2016, Forgione was a passenger on a SEPTA bus traveling along 11th Street, at or near the intersection of 11th and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia. After entering the bus and showing the driver her senior citizen bus pass, a 2009 Toyota Venza operated by defendant Alent, attempted to make a right turn in front of the bus on Walnut Street, causing a collision. Due to the impact of the collision, Forgione was thrown into a pole inside the bus.
As a result of the accident and the defendants’ related negligence thereto, the plaintiff was caused to suffer severe painful and permanent injuries to her right elbow, right arm, shoulder, hip and back, specifically, disc protrusion of most of her lumbar vertebrae, lumbar sprain, right elbow fracture, various bumps, bruises, abrasions and other injuries.
For a count of negligence, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of $50,000, plus interest, costs and any such other relief as the Court may deem appropriate.
The plaintiff is represented by Samuel A. Garson of the Law Offices of Conrad J. Benedetto, in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 180303267
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