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Candice Burks Files Injury Lawsuit After Megabus Crash

South Jersey resident Candice Burks suffered injuries after the Megabus accident that occurred last month. A double decker bus from Philadelphia heading to Toronto slammed into a railroad bridge in New York state. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Burks filed a lawsuit last week seeking damages for her injuries from the crash.

Four out of the 28 passengers who were onboard the bus were killed. 26-year-old Candice Burks claims she suffered serious head, neck, and back trauma and has permanent physical and cognitive injuries as a result of the crash. She filed her lawsuit against Megabus driver John Tomaszewski, who is also a New Jersey local, and the two companies that owned and operated the bus.

Shanin Specter, Candice Burks' Philadelphia personal injury lawyer, said this is the first lawsuit that has been filed over the Megabus accident. Burks' suit was filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and seeks more than $50,000 in damages.

Police reported that John Tomaszewski used a GPS while driving the 13-foot-high double-decker vehicle to Toronto. Almost ten signs could be seen warning trucks of the low bridge before actually approaching the bridge itself. Some even had flashing yellow lights, but Tomaszewski still ran into the bridge with less than 11 feet of clearance.

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