- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The estate of a 43-year-old woman who was fatally injured when she was hit by a school bus as she crossed the street with her husband has filed an $8.7 million lawsuit.

The Oregonian reports (https://is.gd/jJyoHD) that Renee Bates and her husband Shawn Bates were hit by a bus in July 2013. Shawn Bates suffered only minor injuries but died about four months later from cancer, leaving their now 12-year-old son as an orphan.

The suit names the First Student bus company the West Linn-Wilsonville School District and the driver Billie Jean Neel. Neel was convicted of careless driving after the crash.

A manager for First Student said she couldn’t comment on the lawsuit. The school district didn’t immediately return a call seeking comment. Neel couldn’t be reached for comment.


Information from: The Oregonian, https://www.oregonlive.com

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