Woman awarded $14M in California transit suit

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Updated: 5/07 2:16 pm

SAN PABLO, Calif. (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area jury has ordered a public transit agency to pay a woman more than $14 million after she broke her back when a bus went over a speed bump.

Jurors reached the verdict against the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District on Tuesday. Maria Francisco sued the agency after she said she suffered a fractured vertebra while riding an AC Transit bus in August 2011.

Francisco's lawyers alleged the bus driver went over a speed bump in a school zone in San Pablo at 30 mph — twice the legal limit — and then berated the then-20-year-old Francisco after she cried out in pain from her injury.

AC Transit spokesman Clarence Johnson told the San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1noM6mc) the agency was reviewing the verdict and deciding its next step.


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