Cincinnati Bus Company Settles Wrongful Death Lawsuit For $5 Million

Driver failed to properly defrost the windshield, leaving him unable to see victim in street

Cincinnati school bus company First Student has agreed to pay $5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit that claimed one of its drivers hit a teenager and led to his death.

According to Cinicinnati.com, on November 15, 2010, Mason Adams was crossing the street on a cross walk when a 23-year-old driver from First Student hit him with a bus.

The wrongful death lawsuit that was filed by Adams’ mother claims that the bus’ video camera captured the accident and showed that the driver failed to properly defrost the windshield, leaving him unable to see Adams crossing the street.

The bus driver was convicted of a misdemeanor in 2011 for the death.

If your child has been harmed in a bus accident, contact Sokolove Law for a free legal consultation and to learn about your options.