Hillsboro woman sues school district after bus crash
A Hillsboro woman is suing the Hillsboro School District and a local bus driver after the woman claims a school bus crashed into her car, injuring her.
Isabel Garfias Campos filed a lawsuit with the Washington County Circuit Court this week, seeking more than $526,000 after she said she was injured in a bus crash.
The lawsuit names Hillsboro School District and a district bus driver. Campos was traveling northbound on Northwest Cornelius Pass Road near Evergreen Parkway on Jan. 23, 2017, when her SUV was rear-ended by a school bus.
The bus driver was carrying 20 Liberty High School students to class when the bus struck the back of Campos' vehicle. According to Hillsboro Police at the time, the SUV made a quick stop at a yellow light when it was hit from behind by the bus, which did not stop in time.
Authorities described the collision as a low-speed crash, and no one on the bus was injured, but Campos was taken to a local hospital with a possible neck injury, police said.
According to the lawsuit, the crash resulted in "a twisting, tearing and wrenching of the soft tissues and muscles" in Campos' neck, back and shoulders, resulting in "radiating effects to (her) hands and legs."
Campos is seeking $500,000 in damages related to her "loss of enjoyment in life," as well as pain, distress and anxiety. She also wants the district to pay her medical expenses, which have cost her $26,898.82, according to the lawsuit.
By Geoff Pursinger
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