It's been nearly two weeks since the horrific Bronx bus crash on I-95/New England Thruway that claimed 15 lives, but now there are two lawsuits. As mentioned yesterday, a 74-year-old survivor is suing driver Ophadell Williams and bus operator World Wide Tours for $20 million—and now another survivor is suing for $200 million.
Just like Yuke Chue Lo's $20 million lawsuit which claims that Williams was sleep deprived, Erold Jean Marie says that Williams was asleep when the bus crashed at 5:30 a.m. (Williams has said that he swerved to avoid a tractor-trailer; the bus overturned and collided with a highway sign pole, shearing the top of the bus off.) According to the Post, "Jean Marie saw the vehicle veer onto the rumble strip three times in a 20-minute period before the crash that killed 15, Herb Subin, his lawyer, said yesterday. He said Jean Marie did not see a tractor-trailer swerve toward the bus, as the driver has said."
Subin also said of his client, a 53-year-old doorman who suffered spinal and shoulder injuries, "He is extremely traumatized by the carnage that he witnessed."