DailyMail– A 36-year-old woman is suing a bus company after she says she was left cross-eyed from an injury sustained on the bus two years ago during a Halloween party tour.
Lauren Guerra of Los Angeles, California told KTLA on Monday that she was on the upper level of the double-decker Starline Tours bus when she was hit in the head by a tree branch, fracturing the orbital bone around her eye.
Guerra said that medical bills cost her $300,000.
Attorney Brian Kabateck said the death last year of 16-year-old Mason Zisette on a privately rented Starline bus motivated Guerra to take legal action.
My client feels that after her incident, Starline should have done something to change what was happening on the bus,’ Kabateck said.
‘As a result of the fact that they made no changes and this poor young man died, she wanted to go public.’
Guerra claims that she and other passengers received no safety warnings about going on the upper deck, and that no Starline personnel were on the bus to supervise the party.
‘Towards the end of the trip, people were ducking branches and trees, while the driver was going 45 miles per hour,’ Kabateck said.
Another passenger was also struck by a tree but only had minor injuries.
Guerra sued Starline just days after Zisette died when his head was struck by an overpass as he stood on the upper deck of the bus as it rolled down the 405 freeway.
The bus was being privately chartered during both Guerra’s and Zisette’s incident.
‘They have done nothing we’ve seen to mitigate these injuries. It’s almost like they don’t know the routes,’ he said.
‘There has to be more training and an understanding of the routes they are going to be on.’
She said after her experiences she felt the company should have taken steps to improve safety.
Guerra claimed that during the ride she was injured on, the bus had been traveling at 45mph and everyone was trying to avoid being hit by branches.
‘There were times when people had to duck under branches. I stood up at the wrong time and I got taken out going about 45mph by a rather large tree branch,’ she told ABC7 last year.
Well it definitely sucks going from this
Its to the point where im not even sure if the right eye is staring normally at the camera right now because the other one is so god damn staring at the sky. I don’t even think its stuck there in that position. I think it shoots around at all angles radically like Mad Eye Moody from Harry Potter. To be the butt of Mad Eye Moody jokes can be enough emotional trauma i guess to want to sue, but at the end of the day that shit is your fault. This chick from only her face pic/Face pic with a bugged out eye ball, kinda seems like shes tall for a girl. Well if you’re a tall ass bitch don’t go standing around on the top floor of some party bus or expect to get clothes-lined by an oak tree or something. And Most likely that shit can be fixed. Remember when Pacquaio went combos with his little semi trucks of a fist on Antonio Margarito?
His eyes didn’t even look existent after that fight but he was able to get his eyeballs re done so that it not awkward to have a face to face conversation with him. She’s just looking for a quick ticket to a large lump settlement. Well if you’re 30+ years old and you can’t exercise a little bit of common sense to not stand up on a tall ass moving object when you’re suppose to sit the fuck down then maybe you gotta learn a little life lesson about judgement calls by walking around town with a wonky eye ball.
p.s- Im not crazy when i said she looks tall right? Like i know its just a face pic but she looks at least 5’10”. Plus with heels on probably when shes standing she must’ve been like a giraffe.