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Five new lawsuits filed on behalf of children injured in the Woodmore bus crash

Two new lawsuits were filed Thursday on behalf of children injured in the Woodmore bus tragedy last year. (Image: WTVC)

UPDATE (Nov. 14th)

Two more lawsuits were filed on behalf of parents of children injured in the crash against Durham, driver Johnthony Walker and the Hamilton County Department of Education.

Read the full lawsuit filed by Ar'Kobie Coefield and Vickey Gott below:

Read the full lawsuit filed by Brian Johnson and Ketah Turner below:

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PREVIOUSLY:

Three new lawsuits were filed Thursday on behalf of three children injured in the Woodmore bus tragedy last year.

Both lawsuits claim Durham School Services, National Express, and former bus driver Johnthony Walker as "guilty of negligence, gross negligence, and willful and wanton conduct demonstrating a conscious indifference to the lives and safety of others."

The law firms continue, "The Complaints further allege that Defendants Durham and National Express are guilty of negligently hiring Walker to drive the bus; negligently training him; negligently continuing to employ him after receiving numerous complaints; failing to properly supervise him; failing to install monitoring equipment to monitor him; failing to pay reasonable wages in order to obtain competent drivers; and failing to operate their system in a manner that would ensure the lives and safety of the children they were transporting. They also failed to maintain safe buses."

According to one of the lawsuits, Bruce Shirley suffered a broken scapula and a head injury as a result in the crash. Savannah Joubert is also listed as receiving physical and psychological injuries.

According to the second lawsuit, Naszakor Fletcher suffered a traumatic brain injury and other physical and psychological injuries.

Baltimore-based Murphy, Falcon & Murphy and Chattanooga-based Berke, Berke, & Berke law firms filed the lawsuits on behalf of the victims.

The law firms say all lawsuits related to the Woodmore crash must be filed on or before Nov. 21, 2017.

You can read the full lawsuits below:


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