Mother claims bus driver ran into her car while she was waiting to pick up daughter from school

By Brandon Caples | Aug 19, 2015

BATON ROUGE – A bus driver and the school board employing her are being sued by a parent who allegedly sustained injuries in a car accident while attempting to pick up her daughter from school.

Lakisha Homes filed suit against East Baton Rouge Parish School Board and Shaundra Dyer in the 19th Judicial District Court.

According to court records, on May 5, 2014, the plaintiff was waiting in her 2012 Chevy Camaro in the car pool line at Parkforest Elementary School in Baton Rouge, when, the defendant who was driving a school bus suddenly struck the front side of the plaintiff’s car.

As a result of the accident, the plaintiff suffered numerous injuries to her leg, neck, and back, the suit claims. The plaintiff claims she went to the emergency room at Ochsner Medical Center in Baton Rouge where they revealed she had a bulging disc and surgery was recommended.

The defendant is accused of failing to observe the vehicle in front of her, turning too fast, and failing to maintain control of her vehicle.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental pain, past and future loss of enjoyment, attorney fees and court fees.

Attorney Robert W. Hallack of Baton Rouge is representing the plaintiff.

This case has been assigned to Division A Judge Todd Hernandez.

Case no. 638,919.

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