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Three file lawsuit in September Bus Crash

Three file lawsuit in September Bus Crash
Posted Tuesday, December 31st 2013 @ 12pm

(Cincinnati)--Three passengers on the Greyhound bus that crashed in Butler County in September, have filed a lawsuit against the company.

The lawsuit filed Friday accuses Greyhound of negligence and inflicting emotional distress.

The Greyhound Bus crashed on Sept. 14. at 4 a.m. in Liberty Township in Butler County, when the driver lost control, veered off interstate 75 struck a fence and a tree and ended up on its side in a corn field.

At least 35 people were injured in the crash, six were flown to local hospitals and 29 were taken by ambulance, injuries reportedly ranged from minor to severe.

The bus was carrying at total of 51 passengers and the driver and was bound for Detroit from Cincinnati.

The driver, Dwayne Garrett, who had been with the company for almost 15 years, had only been on duty for an hour when the crash occurred. Garrett was among those injured, but was later cited for operating a vehicle without reasonable control.

A regular major annual inspection of the bus had been performed by the company 14 days before the accident.

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