Teen recalls details of bus accident

November 30, 2012


On Oct. 7, 2011, 16-year-old Cassi Lam was walking through the crosswalk for the roundabout at Homer Watson Boulevard and Block Line Road in the city of Kitchener when she was hit by a Grand River Transit bus being operated by Rafael Quintanilla. As a result of the accident, Lam suffered serious head and upper body injuries and Quintanilla was charged with careless driving.

The Lam family has retained Stacey L. Stevens and David F. MacDonald, partners at Thomson Rogers, to represent them in a lawsuit against Quintanilla, Grand River Transit and the City of Kitchener. The accident has sparked major discussions about the safety of roundabouts in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.

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