Driver files suit against RFTA |

Driver files suit against RFTA

Pete Fowler
Glenwood Springs correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” A man has filed a lawsuit against the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority three years after an alleged accident.

Grand Junction attorney Keith Killian filed the lawsuit against RFTA and one of its bus drivers on April 16, on behalf of Dewayne Briscoe.

According to the complaint, Briscoe was hit from behind in an April 2004 incident in the Aspen area. Briscoe said he was stopped in his 1995 Range Rover, facing south on Maroon Creek Road waiting to turn left onto High School Drive, when the driver failed to stop the 29,000-pound bus. Briscoe’s Range Rover was struck by the bus , which was traveling about 15 to 20 mph in a 20 mph school zone, the complaint says.

According to the complaint, the bus driver was negligent in the manner in which he drove the vehicle, and Briscoe suffered damages that included stress, injuries, inconvenience, medical expenses, the impairment of quality of life, permanent physical impairment or disfigurement, loss of access to employment and loss of earnings. It asks for an unspecified amount of money, to be determined at trial.

Briscoe’s Range Rover had Idaho license plates at the time, the complaint says.

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