Posted on March 23rd, 2009 by Zane Cagle
King County officials settled a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Dahlquist over a 2008 accident involving a Metro bus for $1.5 million.
Dahlquist, age 21, was driving his pick-up truck on Highway 164 when a Metro bus driver apparently swerved to avoid another vehicle and hit Dahlquist’s truck. Police investigation of the fatal crash showed that the bus driver may have been speeding.
Dahlquist’s family filed suit against the county claiming that the driver’s negligent driving was the reason for their son’s death. The family’s attorney filed documents alleging that the driver had a history of accidents, thus claiming that the King County Transit Agency was negligent as it allowed the driver to continue working.
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