Family of man killed in accident with school bus suing district

Author: Mike Walcher
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LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The family of a man killed in a car accident involving a school bus is suing the district.

The accident happened in September 2014, on Stella Street and Royal Palm Avenue in Fort Myers.

The suit claims that bus driver, Agnes Thompson, ran a stop sign, and crashed into a City of Fort Myers vehicle, driven by 40-year-old Ralston Thomas.

The lawsuit says that Thompson was negligent in the operation of the school bus, and that the district is liable and responsible for that negligence.

Thomas’ parents are seeking damages for pain and suffering, for medical and funeral expenses, and for money their son’s estate might have gained, if he hadn’t died.

The school district has 20 days to respond to the suit, in writing.

Thompson did face a criminal charge of running a red light.

Records show she pleaded no contest to the charge, was judged guilty, and had her drivers license suspended for 6 months. Records also show she completed community service, but still owes $413 in fines.

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