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Santiago v. First Student, Inc.

Rhode Island Supreme Court
839 A.2d 550 (2004)


Facts

Santiago (plaintiff), an eighth grade student, rode on a bus owned by First Student (defendant). The bus collided with another car at an intersection, causing Santiago injuries. Santiago brought a negligence claim against First Student. In Santiago’s pretrial deposition, she could not remember the location of the accident nor the actions of either the bus driver or the other motorist involved. Furthermore, Santiago could not give any details about how the accident occurred, other than the fact that the bus driver had a stop sign at the intersection. The trial court then granted First Student’s motion for summary judgment.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Per Curiam)

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