Bad Weather And Poor Driving Conditions Contribute to Fatal Accident
Cory Whalen represented the heirs and next-of-kin of a 47 year old woman with downs syndrome who was killed in a car crash. She worked at a licensed daycare training and rehabilitation program that served adults with intellectual disabilities or related conditions such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism or traumatic brain injuries. She used their transportation bus to get around. At the time of the accident she was riding the bus home from work. There were 7 other passengers on the bus that afternoon.
When the accident occurred it had been raining and then the rain turned to snow and the roads were wet and slippery. The bus driver started skidding on a curve and slid into the oncoming traffic lane and was hit head-on by a SUV driven by a 17 year old boy. It was proven that the bus driver was driving too fast for the conditions. Our clients’ sister was killed immediately after impact. The other passengers of the bus and the teen driver were all taken to the hospital for treatment.
Cory Whalen procured a settlement at mediation for the decedent’s nine siblings in the amount of $425,000