The party is over for one party bus company. A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit involving the wrongful death of a woman who fell from a moving party bus last year in Kansas City, Kan. Jamie Frecks, 26, was celebrating a friends bachelorette party on may 4, 2013, when the bus hit a bump, while rounding a curve on Interstate 35, when Frecks feel from the side double doors.
Midnight Express bought the vehicle in 2010, after making extensive modifications, which included removing a wheelchair lift from in front of the deadly double doors. On the night Frecks died, the driver had unlatched the double doors to allow a cooler to be loaded on, the driver then closed the doors and allowed passengers to enter through the front. Frecks was standing by the door, when they suddenly and unexpectedly flew open, then she fell on the highway, being struck by three vehicles. After expert analysis, safety experts who examined the doors determined the removal of the wheelchair lift had created a safety hazard; also the doors were not properly latched. Judge William Mahoney has found the owners and operators of Midnight Express were negligent and are to be held responsible for Frecks’ fall.
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