JUTC buses- file
The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) says it will be fighting a lawsuit brought by Rosalyn Bell Wilson, a passenger on one of its buses that was involved in a fatal accident in Faith’s Pen, St. Ann on October 15.
Today, the company filed a dissent order against the claim for damages by Bell Wilson.
The dissent was filed by attorneys representing the law firm Dabdoub and Dabdoub.
In the document, the JUTC claims that at the time of the accident, the driver, Jeremy Stewart, should not have been at the wheel as he did not report to work on October 15 and was not dressed in the JUTC uniform.
The company says another driver was scheduled to operate the bus and that the accident was a result of clear negligence on the part of Stewart.
The order filed by the lawyers also states that no admission has been made by the prescribed driver regarding what really happened.
The lawyers say the claimant will also have to provide tangible proof of the injuries, loss and damages allegedly suffered.
However, Wilson Bell’s attorney, Sean Kinghorn says he will be going ahead with the filing of claims for other clients who were involved in the accident.
Bridgeport High school student, Jodian Henry, died after the bus plunged over a precipice on the way to Moneague St. Ann.
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