Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Lawsuit
$2.3 million settlement reached in wrongful death lawsuit.
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority agrees to pay $2.3 million settlement in wrongful death lawsuit.Washington, DC: (Jun-14-08) A $2.3 million settlement has been reached in a wrongful death matter in Washington, DC. Martha Stringer Schoenborn, 59, and her friend Sally Dean McGhee, 54, were struck by a Metro bus while in a downtown crosswalk. The lawsuit was filed by Gregory Schoenborn, husband of one of the victims. Metro driver Victor Kolako, pleaded guilty in September to two felony counts of negligent homicide and was sentenced to a year in jail last December. Apart from the settlement, Metro has added safety measures, and added training programs for bus drivers. Additionally, the D.C. Department of Transportation added a left-turn lane and a left-turn arrow at the intersection where the accident occurred.
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