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Man sues driver over injury from bus accident

By Ben Hart | Jun 18, 2014

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A Jefferson County man is suing over claims he sustained injuries from a bus accident.

Melvis Johnson filed a lawsuit June 9 in the Jefferson County District Court against James A. McAbee III, citing negligence. 

Johnson claims he suffered injuries when the bus he was riding on traveling north in the 3000 block of Avenue C near Washington Boulevard was struck Feb. 14.

According to the brief, McAbee disregarded the red light on Washington Avenue and collided with the driver's side of the bus, causing Johnson severe and permanent injuries.

Johnson is seeking damages, interest and court costs.

He is being represented in the case by Houston attorney Derrick G. Parker of D.G. Parker Law Firm PLLC.

Jefferson County Case No. D195-782

This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Jefferson County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.

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