A congressional staffer who was hit and critically injured by a Metrobus near Dupont Circle in September is suing the transit agency for $30 million, claiming that Metro should have taken the driver off the road long before the crash.
In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, Amanda Mahnke claims that Metro was negligent in allowing the driver, who had a history of accidents, to continue in her job.
“This isn’t someone who had a virgin record,” Mahnke’s attorney, Patrick Regan, said of the driver, Carla A. Proctor, who was fired in September. “It’s someone who had a notorious record. We’re saying, ‘You knew these were problems and you didn’t correct them.’ “
Mahnke was walking east on Florida Avenue NW on Sept. 3 when she was struck. Proctor, whose bus was empty, had been involved in two other accidents on the job in recent years and received five traffic tickets last January, records show. Metro investigators determined that both accidents were preventable.
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