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Galveston woman sues Island Transit after allegedly falling off bus

By Andrea Dearden | Oct 14, 2014

A Galveston woman accuses Island Transit of negligence after allegedly falling as she tried to get off a city bus.

Sherry Cormack filed a lawsuit against the city of Galveston doing business as Island Transit on Sept. 2 in Galveston County District Court. 

According to the complaint, Cormack was a passenger on an Island Transit bus on Dec. 15, 2012. While standing at the back of the bus preparing to exit at the UTMB stop in Galveston, Cormack alleges the "driver failed to properly lower the bus." As the passenger stepped off the bus, she says she fell onto the concrete, landing on her left knee.

Cormack says the fall caused serious injuries to her knee. She accuses Island Transit of negligence for allegedly failing to properly lower the bus and failing to provide notice or warning of potential dangers.

Cormack asks to be awarded between $100,000 and $200,000 for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, lost earning capacity, physical disfigurement and impairment.

Attorney Todd Elias, of Houston, represents her. They demand a jury trial.

Galveston County District Court case number: 14-CV-0936
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Galveston County District Court. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note that a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it represents only one side of the story.

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