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Woman sues trolley company and driver after ‘she was sucked out of the bus’

A Kansas City woman is suing a Jefferson City trolley company and the driver after she was severely injured in 2015.

According to the lawsuit, Barbara Sexton was the participant in a wedding of two of her close friends. The wedding party boarded The Trolley Company bus to be transported to a different location.

Sexton claims the bus was driving approximately 65 mph southbound on Missouri Highway 50. The bus rounded a curve in the road sharply and Sexton was pushed back toward the side of the bus, impacting with the emergency exit window.

Sexton said the emergency window opened and she was “sucked from the bus through the open window and ejected from the bus onto the roadway.”

According to the petition, Sexton sustained severe and significant injuries to her body including a fracture to the base of her skull, a concussion, mild traumatic brain injury and bleeding in her skull.

Sexton said the driver, John Wiseman, was driving with excessive speeds, did not maintain proper control of the bus, allowed more occupants on the bus than could be safely seated and failed to adequately and properly inspect the bus before use to make sure it was in safe operating condition.

According to the lawsuit, the amount in controversy exceeds $25,000.

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