Injured Woman Seeks Millions From CU MTD

Champaign – An attorney for a Mahomet woman hit by a Champaign Urbana MTD bus has filed a lawsuit seeking damages in excess of $18 million.

Patricia Marxmiller, 59, was in a crosswalk at the intersection of Logan and Walnut Streets in Champaign when she was hit by the bus which was making a turn on February 25th.  Marxmiller lost a leg and is facing more surgery.  Her attorney says she also faces long term rehabilitation and care, loss of wages, pain and suffering.

MTD has declined to comment on the lawsuit which names one of its drivers.  That driver and MTD face a separate lawsuit that was filed in January.  That lawsuit contends a pedestrian was struck by a bus in an unrelated incident in 2014.

The lawyer for Marxmiller contends the driver has a poor driving record with traffic violations dating back to 1992.  He has not been ticketed for the accident.

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