Woman Injured After Bus Driver Allegedly Failed to Buckle Her Wheelchair

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A 61-year-old woman was recovering in a hospital Wednesday after being injured on a bus when the driver allegedly failed to buckle her wheelchair before a ride.

Sharon Stubbs was on a UCLA transport bus to go to a nearby doctor’s appointment when a car cut the bus off and the driver slammed on the breaks, according to Stubbs’ daughter Camille Brown.

Stubbs suffered two broken legs and facial injuries when she flew out of her wheelchair, which Brown alleged was never strapped in by the bus driver.

The bus driver allegedly picked up Stubbs, put her in a seat, and drove her to an emergency room where she waited 8 hours to be seen by a doctor, Brown said.

On Wednesday, a spokesperson for the UCLA Health System released the following statement:

 “We take very seriously the issues that have been raised by this accident. We will thoroughly examine the facts, and respond as completely and quickly as possible. The overarching goal of the UCLA Health System is to improve health and alleviate suffering by providing the highest quality care to every patient who enters our facilities.”

Kacey Montoya reports from UCLA for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on March 5, 2014.

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