Woman Sues Metro For $30 Million | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Woman Sues Metro For $30 Million

Play associated audio

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.

NPR

Buzz Bissinger: With Caitlyn Jenner, 'You Feel A Connection'

NPR's Melissa Block interviews Buzz Bissinger about his profile of Caitlyn Jenner in Vanity Fair and her gender transition. She is formerly known as Bruce, an Olympic gold medalist in the decathlon.
NPR

Grass Gourmands: A Herbivore Food Mystery On The African Savanna

A new study sheds light on a longstanding ecological question: How do so many species like impalas and elephants co-exist when they're all feeding on the same limited foods?
NPR

Pro-Warren Group Disbands, As Senator Splits Again With Obama

A group pushing Elizabeth Warren to run for president moves on and "declares victory" in advancing her positions. But Warren is already on to new fights.
NPR

Coming Soon: More Ads On Instagram, And a "Buy" Feature On Pinterest

Pinterest will launch an in-app "buy" button, and Instagram will soon target ads using demographic data from Facebook.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.