Family: Woman dies over a year later from MAX bus crash injuries

FAIRFIELD, Ala. (WIAT) — A woman injured in a MAX bus accident that happened in February of 2015 died more than a year later from injuries her family says she sustained in the accident. Doris Jackson died on March 30, 2016.

Attorney Antonio Spurling filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority and the driver of the bus. In March of 2015 a BJCTA spokesperson told CBS42 News that the crash was caused by a medical emergency.

Fairfield Fire Chief Kevin Sutton said at the time that the bus dropped around 25-30 feet into a ravine. 19 people were injured when the bus overturned.

The suit alleges negligence on behalf of the BJCTA and the Max Bus driver and seeks to “effectively prevent other similar wrongful acts or omissions.”  The complaint alleges the driver operated the bus “knowing that he was diagnosed with a medical condition that could impair his ability to safely operate the bus on the day of the incident…”

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