PITTSBURGH — A woman is suing the Port Authority of Allegheny County, a public transit agency, citing alleged negligence.
Tammy Rainey filed a complaint on Oct. 3 in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas against Port Authority of Allegheny County, alleging it failed to properly train its employees to avoid harm to its riders.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Nov. 21, 2016, she was boarding defendant's bus when its door suddenly closed, struck and pinned her leg. She allegedly sustained serious and permanent injuries, resulting in severe pain, loss of mobility, medical expenses and loss of earnings.
The plaintiff holds Port Authority of Allegheny County responsible because defendant's driver breached his duty to exercise the highest degree of care to protect their passengers and failed to give notice of the sudden closure of the door.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and economic damages in excess of the jurisdictional limits of the court and such other appropriate relief. She is represented by Mark Smith of The Law Office of Mark A. Smith in Homestead.