A San Bernardino Superior Court jury awarded an 11-year-old girl $36.1 million for severe injuries she suffered when a car struck her while she tried to cross the street in order to board her school bus. The accident happened in Highland on the morning of October 3, 2012, when the plaintiff, Isabella Escamilla Sanchez, was six years old. Isabella attempted to cross 9th street mid-block to get to the bus stop where her school bus was en route to Bonnie Oehl Elementary School.
Learn More About This Case:
- GB&W attorney Geoff Wells talked to CBS2 about obtaining $36.1 million verdict for an injured child — CBS2 on YouTube
- Girl struck by car as she walked to ‘unsafe’ school bus stop awarded $36.1 million by San Bernardino jury — Los Angeles Times
- Highland Girl Struck by Car While Crossing to Bus Stop Awarded $36M in Lawsuit Against Bus Company — KTLA
- San Bernardino jury awards 11-year-old $36 million in suit over accident — San Bernadino Sun