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Woman Sues Metro For $30 Million

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By Meymo Lyons

A woman who was hit and critically injured by a bus in Washington, D.C., in September is suing Metro for $30 million.

Amanda Mahnke, an aide to U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen of Washington state, says Metro should have removed the driver long before the crash.

Mahnke's lawyer, Patrick Regan, filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court. He says bus driver Carla A. Proctor had "had a notorious record" of accidents.

The accident was Proctor's third on-the-job crash in the past seven years. She had received remedial training after both her prior crashes were deemed preventable.

Proctor was fired after hitting Mahnke. A Metro spokesman said he could not comment on pending litigation.

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