2nd lawsuit filed over BX tour bus crash
A second survivor of the Bronx tour bus crash that killed 15 people filed a lawsuit today against the bus company, seeking $200 million in damages.
Passenger Erold Jean Marie says bus driver Ophadell Williams fell asleep at the wheel, causing the deadly crash. The suit accuses Brooklyn-based World Wide Tours of hiring inept employees.
The first lawsuit was filed earlier this week by survivor Yuke Chu Lo, 74, of Manhattan. Lo's lawsuit seeks $20 million in damages.
Fifteen people were killed March 12 when the bus flipped over and was cut nearly in half by a sign pole.
Williams' lawyer says he was alert the whole time and swerved only to avoid a tractor-trailer that nearly clipped the bus. The driver has not been charged in the crash.
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