Woman falls on bus, sues Greyhound

David Yates Aug. 26, 2010, 5:25am

In March, Rosa Vasquez and her daughter were passengers on a Greyhound bus when the driver abruptly swerved to avoid another vehicle, throwing the Beaumont woman to the ground.

Claiming she was forced to stand even though she purchased seats, Vasquez filed suit against Greyhound Lines on Aug. 19 in Jefferson County District Court.

Court documents show that on March 28 Vasquez and her daughter were riding the bus from Baytown to Beaumont.

"Vasquez purchased seats on the bus but none were available, so they were forced to stand," the suit states. "The Greyhound bus was traveling on I-10 in a construction zone at an unsafe rate of speed when the driver swerved abruptly to avoid an accident, causing plaintiff to fall and injure herself."

Vasquez claims she injured her neck, back, hip and knee in the fall, court papers say. She further alleges Greyhound's bus driver was driving in an unsafe and negligent manner.

Vasquez is suing for past and future mental anguish, medical expenses and lost wages.

She is represented by Beaumont attorney John Pat Parsons of the Lindsay Law Firm.

Judge Milton Shuffield, 136th District Court, will preside over the case.

Case No. D187-716

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