The driver of a van involved in an accident with a Washington County Commuter bus in January 1997 has filed a $250,000 lawsuit, claiming the bus driver's negligence caused her serious and permanent injuries.
Rhonda L. Myerly-Shafer, of 11022 Catholic Church Road, Big Pool, is seeking the damages from the Washington County Commissioners and the bus driver, Christine E. Taylor, of 53 Wayside Ave., Hagerstown.
In the lawsuit, filed Aug. 4 in Washington County Circuit Court, Myerly-Shafer alleges that she was heading east on West Washington Street near Elizabeth Street on Jan. 13, 1997, when the commuter bus ran into the rear of Myerly-Shafer's van.
As a result of the impact, Myerly-Shafer said she required medical treatment for head, neck and back injuries.
Records at Washington County Hospital indicate she was seen in the emergency room on Jan. 13 and released later that day.