PITTSBURG – Gemma Bassi, a 70-year-old woman, was badly injured last year in a bus accident as a result of being thrown from her wheelchair while riding the bus. She has filed a lawsuit for $250,000 against the city of Pittsburg and the bus company, Tri-Delta Transit.
In the lawsuit, Bassa claims she suffered multiple fractured bones, a sprained neck, injuries to her lower back and multiple contusions when a Dial-a-Ride bus she was taking slammed into a speed bump on Norine Road while allegedly going too fast. The accident occurred on December 23, 2014, causing Bassi to be thrown from her wheelchair into the interior side of the bus. As she was thrown her feet became jammed beneath an interior wheel well, causing several toes to break and her dentures to be permanently damaged, according to her attorney. Ironically, Bassi was returning from the hospital when the accident occurred.