A woman from Swansea has launched a compensation claim after falling through the open doors of a moving bus.
Natasha Flockhart, 20, has lodged her compensation claim at the High Court in London. The writ states the driver of the minibus offered Ms Flockhart a bottle of drink. As she stood up to accept the drink, the bus drove over a speed bump causing Ms Flockhart to fall through the open doors of the bus on to the main road.
As a result of the accident Ms Flockhart was rushed to hospital after suffering a severe brain injury and was in a coma. She is now at risk of epilepsy and suffers from severe migraine headaches.
She can no longer look after herself and requires constant care.
The writ accuses bus driver Julian Bowles of negligence, stating he drove at excessive speed, breaking the speed limit, he drove too fast, allowed the minibus to jolt suddenly, caused Ms Flockhart to lose her balance, allowed the bus doors to be open, caused Ms Flockhart to remove her belt, failed to take care of her safety, and failed to warn her of the speed bump.
The writ is seeking compensation of £300,000 from Mr Bowles together with his employer, Briggs Coaches, assuming she does not develop epilepsy. The writ includes an order allowing her to return to court for more compensation should she develop the condition later in life.
The director of the company said he was unable to comment on a current case.