Passenger accuses TTA, bus driver of negligence

By Philip Gonzales | Jan 29, 2019

HUNTINGTON — A passenger is suing a commercial bus owner and driver, citing alleged negligence.

Philip McCarter filed a complaint in Cabell Circuit Court against the Tri-State Transit Authority and John Doe, alleging that Tri-State failed to have seat belts on a bus to safely and properly secure passengers to their seats.

According to the complaint, McCarter alleges that on Oct. 24, 2017, he was a passenger on a bus traveling on 16th Street near Kinetic Park when it suddenly stopped, throwing another passenger on top of him. He suffered bodily injuries resulting in physical and mental pain and suffering, loss of household service and medical expenses. 

The plaintiff holds the Tri-State Transit Authority and John Doe responsible because Doe allegedly suddenly slammed on the brakes on the bus he was operating.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants in an amount that will sufficiently compensate him for damages suffered, with interest, costs, attorney's fees and such other just and appropriate relief. He is represented by Kenneth P. Hicks of Kenneth P. Hicks LC in Huntington.

Cabell Circuit Court Case number 18-C-634

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