The lawsuit says the department was negligent for failing to warn drivers of unsafe conditions, not requiring commercial vehicles to taken another route, not adequately plowing and sanding snow, and failing to equip that stretch of the interstate with barriers strong enough to prevent a bus from leaving the roadway.
We’ll talk to a local attorney about the legal precedence for this case.
What do you think ODOT should do to warn people of unsafe conditions? How legally responsible should they be for the safety of their roads?
- Jan Kitchel: Lawyer with Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt