Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claims Companies Failed to Secure Emergency Exit

Courtroom scene in school bus mirror

LegalNewsline.com reports that the estate of Gabriel Miranda, Jr., filed a complaint against Navistar, Inc., Navistar International Corp., IC Bus, LLC. and IC Bus of Oklahoma, alleging inaction by the OEMs and dealer caused the boy’s death two years ago.

The complaint, case number 7:18-cv-00353 filed with the U.S District Court for the Southern District of Texas, states that Gabriel Miranda, Jr. on Nov. 14, 2016, was pushed or fell out of the emergency door exit of a school bus that was allegedly traveling at 65 mph. Miranda later died of his injuries.

The plaintiffs—Maria Fuentes, Gabriel Miranda, Sr., Alexandria Suzanne DeLeon, Ruben Antonino DeLeon, III and Jon Hidalgo—filed the suit against the organizations because, they claim, IC Bus “allegedly failed to provide an emergency exit door that could not be opened while traveling, warning systems and alarms that would alert the driver if someone was attempting to open the door and automatic locking devices,” according to the article.

The plaintiffs are requesting a trail by jury and seek reimbursement of attorneys’ fees, court costs and further relief “as the court deems just.”