Student Hit by Bus Settles Suit with The Ohio State University
An Ohio State University student hit by an OSU-owned bus settled his personal injury suit with the school.
Cincinnati resident and OSU student Connor A. Fox was “lawfully proceeding” at a crosswalk in Columbus on February 10, 2009 when he was hit by a bus driven by Patricia A. Harris.
According to the complaint, Fox was crossing during a “walk” signal when Harris hit him. In a pre-trial statement, Fox said Harris was negligent because she failed to yield on a left turn, causing his injuries and damages of medical expenses and lost wages. OSU attorneys said Harris had the right of way and that Fox ran outside of the cross walk, so Harris could not see him. The attorneys added that while Fox was thrown to the ground, he did not appear to be injured.
Before going to trial, Fox and the university on April 15, 2014 settled for $12,500.
The Court of Claims is given original jurisdiction to hear and determine all civil actions filed against the State of Ohio and its agencies.
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