Accessibility

Broward County reaches settlement with injured passenger's family

Posted on July 13, 2015

Brian Turner
Brian Turner

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Broward County officials reached a $300,000 settlement with an area family whose father suffered traumatic brain injuries when his wheelchair fell off a paratransit van wheelchair lift, NBC 6 reported.

Despite being slowed by a rare spinal condition, the man was working at Goodwill Industries in 2012, when his wheelchair slipped off a lift that had been recalled as defective, but not repaired.

In addition to reaching a $500,000 settlement with the county’s then-paratransit contractor, the man’s family reached undisclosed settlements with the lift manufacturer and the insurance company for the paratransit provider. For the full story, click here.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Denver RTD to enhance wheelchair securement area, access on LRVs

As a part of this effort, RTD will be altering the seating design of current and new light rail vehicles. The retrofit includes removing a set of seats next to the current wheelchair areas, which will open up the designated area for easier access.

KCATA set to launch new ridehailing service May 1

The one-year RideKC Freedom On-Demand pilot enables customers to call on taxis any day, at any hour, to enjoy everything Kansas City has to offer.

Autonomous shuttle to use 'cool tech' to serve people with disabilities

Future capabilities may include directing direct visually impaired passengers to empty seats or training the vehicle to recognize sign language.

ARBOC delivers milestone Spirit of Liberty to DART

The 2,500th bus manufactured by the company is part of a 123 bus contract that was awarded in February of this year.

Rising cost of Minn. paratransit could threaten other transit services

The Metropolitan Council, which operates the service, expects the number of rides will climb to 2.9 million by 2020, about double what it was in 2010.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close