BECKLEY – A Raleigh County woman is suing a school bus
driver for allegedly causing an injury accident involving her and her son, with
medical expenses of nearly $20,000.
Stephanie Adkins, individually and as legal guardian and
next friend of Tyler Adkins, filed a lawsuit May 11 in Raleigh Circuit Court
against the Raleigh County Board of Education and one of its bus drivers,
Robert Austin, alleging negligence.
According to the complaint, as Adkins was dropping off her
son, Tyler, on May 23, 2014 at Cranberry Elementary, Austin backed into Adkins’
vehicle, injuring both mother and son. The suit blames Austin’s alleged
negligence for causing the accident, which allegedly resulted in the plaintiffs suffering
permanent injury to their extremities.
The plaintiff seeks a jury trial, reimbursement for ongoing medical
expenses so far totaling $16,907, and litigation costs. She is represented by
attorney Christopher M. Davis of Wooton, Davis, Hussell & Ellis PLLC in
Raleigh Circuit Court Case number 16-C-292-B