CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County woman has filed a suit against the regional transportation service after she was thrown from her seat when the bus she in which she was riding ran onto a curb.

Aminata Lawalli of South Charleston filed the suit July 30 in Kanawha Circuit Court against the Kanawha Valley Regional Transport Authority.

According to the suit, Lawalli was a passenger on a KRT bus on Aug. 11, 2006. Tammy Litton, who is also a defendant in the suit, drove the bus, which was traveling on Brooks Street in Charleston.

While making a right hand turn onto Washington Street, Litton lost control of the bus, which then struck the curb, the suit says. Lawalli claims she was thrown from her seat by the impact of the collision and was injured when she landed in the aisle of the bus.

Lawalli was transported from the scene of the accident to the hospital via ambulance.

According to the suit, the Charleston Police Department found Litton responsible for the accident because she failed to maintain control of the KRT bus that she was operating.

Lawalli claims she suffered injuries, medical expenses, pain and suffering, physical limitations, diminished capacity to enjoy life, annoyance and inconvenience, and other damages.

Lawalli seeks compensatory and punitive damages.

Attorney Erin K. King is representing Lawalli. The case has been assigned to Judge Tod Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number 08-C-1466

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