Woman Sues US Navy After Injury at Mardi Gras Parade

Woman sues over personal injury at Mardi Gras parade in New OrleansA Louisiana woman has filed a personal injury lawsuit against the United States Navy, alleging that a Navy shuttle bus injured her while she was watching the New Orleans Mardi Gras parade.

Linda Durr Hart and her husband claim that they were behind police barricades watching the parade when a shuttle bus operated by the U.S. Navy drove too close to the wall and struck it, according to the Louisiana Record.

Hart's personal injury lawsuit claims that the passenger side mirror of the bus hit her in the head and neck, while the barricade hit her lower back and knocked her to the ground. The shuttle bus operator, Sabrina Davis, is accused of negligence in driving so close to the police barricade, which allegedly caused her to crash against it and injure Hart, the news provider reports. Davis is also accused of failing to maintain control of her vehicle.

Hart is seeking damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering and emotional trauma. Her husband is also seeking damages for loss of services and loss of consortium that allegedly resulted from his wife's injury, according to the news source. The couple has requested a jury trial.