Couple sue Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority for collision

By Kyla Asbury | May 23, 2013

CHARLESTON - A couple are suing Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority for injuries sustained from a head-on collision.

On Feb. 11, 2012, Kristin M. Holstein was driving a 2004 Hyundai Elantra on Hull Avenue near the intersection with U.S. 60 in Cedar Grove when a KRT bus crossed left-of-center on Hull Avenue into her lane of travel and struck the vehicle head-on, according to a complaint filed May 15 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Holstein claims the driver of the bus was an employee of KRT and was acting in the scope of his employment at the time of the collision.

As a result of the collision, Holstein suffered severe and permanent physical and mental injuries, including a closed head injury, according to the suit.

Holstein claims KRT is responsible for the negligent acts and omissions of the driver of the bus that collided with her car.

As a result of the defendant's negligence, Holstein's husband, Brian E. Holstein, also incurred damages, according to the suit.

The Holsteins are seeking compensatory damages. They are being represented by Jonathan R. Mani of Mani, Ellis & Layne PLLC.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Charles E. King.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 13-C-955

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