A Missouri man is suing Belton Independent School District for more than $100,000 in damages he claims resulted from a negligent district bus driver.
Parkville, Mo., resident George Sipp wants the district to pay him between $100,000 and $500,000 for injuries suffered in a Jan. 5, 2012, incident on Farm-to-Market 439 in which he claims the actions of the driver forced him to lay down his motorcycle.
Sipp’s attorney filed the lawsuit Aug. 28.
The district has not yet filed a response.
According to the lawsuit, Sipp should be compensated for past and future medical expenses, physical pain, impairment and mental anguish.
Sipp was riding his motorcycle southbound on FM 439 while the bus was headed in the opposite direction.
The suit states the driver made a sharp and unexpected left turn, crossing into Sipp’s path and forcing him to lay the bike down to avoid a collision.
Sipp claims the bus driver was speeding, inattentive and failed to take evasive action to avoid a collision.