What to Know
- At least two people died and dozens of passengers were hurt when a charter bus bound for New York flipped on a highway ramp in Virginia
- 57 people, including the driver, were on the bus, officials said; no other vehicles were involved in the accident
- The driver, a 40-year-old Staten Island man, has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, state police say
A New York woman is suing the driver and operators of a bus that overturned on an Interstate 95 exit in Virginia, killing two people and injuring dozens.
Kevin Biniazan, an attorney for 40-year-old Shivon Dollar-Moore of Harlem, New York, announced he filed the $10.4 million lawsuit Wednesday in Prince George County.
Biniazan says Dollar-Moore was a passenger on the Tao Travel bus when it overturned March 19 and is recovering from surgery for back injuries.
The suit names the driver and Massachusetts-based Tao Travel as well as affiliated carriers Middleton and Peaceful and Starline Coach. It alleges negligence and recklessness in bus operation, negligent hiring and training and negligence in bus maintenance.
Driver Yui Man Chow, of Staten Island, has been charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the crash.
The bus was traveling from Florida to New York with 57 people aboard when it ran off the left side of an Interstate 95 exit ramp.
Janetta Cumberbatch, 81, of Queens, and Su Feng Xu, 37, a Chinese national, died in the crash.