$1.3M Settlement to Family of Motorcyclist Killed By School Bus
By Dean I. Weitzman, Esq. on February 27th, 2015
The family of a 24-year-old Connecticut motorcyclist has reached a $1.3 million settlement with a school bus company after one of the company’s buses collided head-on with the motorcyclist in September 2012 in New Milford, Conn., killing him.
The motorcyclist, Travis Lipton, 25, of New Milford, Conn., was killed on Sept. 24, 2012, after his Suzuki motorcycle smashed into a school bus owned by All-Star Transportation, according to a Feb. 9 story by The (Danbury, Conn.) News-Times newspaper. Lipton was riding his Suzuki westbound on Pickett District Road when he and his motorcycle collided with the eastbound school bus driven by bus company driver Alicia Gardos, the report continued.
The school bus was making a left turn into a parking lot near a school when the crash occurred.
Lipton’s family filed a civil lawsuit against All-Star Transportation and the bus driver, Gardos, one year after the crash, alleging that his death was caused by the bus driver’s carelessness and negligence, the story continued. Lipton was “violently hurled to the pavement, causing him to sustain and suffer massive head trauma, multiple fractures to both legs; and fractured left arm,” according to the lawsuit filed on behalf of Lipton’s family.
Gardos no longer works for the school bus company, the story reported.
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