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Woman Hit And Pinned Under Bus Is Suing DC Transit For Millions

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A woman is suing the Washington, D.C., Metro system after a Metrobus ran though a crosswalk and ran over her, leaving her trapped under the bus.

Tina Glennie is seeking $25 million from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for the incident she is still recovering from. Her lawyer says the accident left her with multiple, severe injuries including a concussion, broken arm, broken foot and what they describes as multiple “crush injuries,” specifically to her left leg, reports NBC Washington.

Glennie’s lawsuit, filed Tuesday, states she had the right-of-way when the Metrobus stuck her in a designated crosswalk. The filing reveals the Metrobus was attempting a right turn through the crosswalk before colliding with the victim. Her lawyer said Glennie is still in a hospital, receiving ongoing treatment for her injuries.

Glennie was walking near 15th and Eads streets in Arlington, Virginia March 24 when the accident unfolded. The Arlington Police Department dispatched officers to the scene at roughly 10:20 p.m., finding Glennie pinned down underneath the Metrobus. Authorities were able to free her, transporting Glennie to a local trauma center to treat her, reports The Washington Post.

Supporters of Glennie, who works as a personal trainer and bartender, started a Go Fund Me page, so far raising $7,500, to help her with medical costs as she continues her recovery.

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