McBee vs. Metropolitan School District
Antonio McBee, a 17-year-old North Central High School student, was crossing Michigan Road on the west side of Indianapolis in order to board his school bus, when a vehicle struck him. After Antonio was struck, students boarding the bus informed the school bus driver of the accident, yet despite this information the bus driver left the scene of the accident, and did not attempt to call for any medical assistance.
Additionally, prior to the accident, Antonio’s bus driver unilaterally modified the designated bus route, which then required Antonio to cross Michigan Road from the west to east in order to board the bus. Prior to the route modification by his bus driver, Antonio was picked up directly in front of his home so that he would not have to cross any streets in order to board the bus. This was extremely important in Antonio’s case as he is a disabled student: He lost his leg to cancer when he was ten years old.
As a direct result of this accident, Antonio sustained permanent and life altering injuries, including a disfiguring injury to his one remaining leg.
Tabor Law Firm successfully represented Antonio and his mother in filing a claim against the school bus driver, the Metropolitan School District of Washington Township and the vehicle operator that struck him. A significant settlement was reached for Antonio and his mother.
Tabor Law Firm has the experience and knowledge you need in handling school bus accidents and injuries. If you or someone you know has been injured due to school bus transportation, contact us for your free consultation.