$1,600,000 Settlement – Bus Driver Runs Over Child Causing Death
An Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District bus struck a 2-year-old child who was chasing a ball on a residential Oakland Street on September 20, 2016. The bus had stopped 160 feet before the impact to let off passengers. Multiple cameras on the bus showed that a ball had rolled into the street in front of the bus followed by the 2-year-old boy. The bus was traveling at 11mph, and the bus driver had over 4 seconds to see the child and avoid hitting him. He never saw the child and the bus ran over him crushing his head.
The case settled for 1.6 million prior to trial.