Winter storm watch: The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Storm Watch for parts of the state Wednesday morning through Thursday morning.  Stay with WTIC NewsTalk 1080 for the latest forecast, and for traffic problems resulting from the weather. Read More

Local News

UConn Paying $5.5-M Settlement In Student Bus Death

View Comments
The student union on Hillside Road on the UConn Storrs  campus. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

The student union on Hillside Road on the UConn Storrs campus. Photo by WTIC’s Matt Dwyer.

UConn is paying $5.5-million to settle a lawsuit from the family of a student who was struck and killed by a Storrs campus shuttle bus.

David Plamondon’s estate is represented by attorney Mike Walsh.

“The Plamondon family felt strongly that students should not be operating the shuttle buses at UConn,” Walsh said. “College students are subjected to a lot of distractions in everyday life, and this bus driver was distracted, and that is why this tragedy occurred.”

The student driving the bus had waved to another bus driver, before running over Plamondon.

Students will still be allowed behind the wheel of the shuttles, even after the settlement.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 880 other followers