SEATTLE (AP) — Two more lawsuits have been filed against a Seattle tour company involved in a deadly crash in September.
Yuta Masumoto and Mazda Hutapea filed lawsuits this week against Ride the Ducks in King County Superior Court.
A crash Sept. 24 killed five international college students when a re-purposed military “duck boat” swerved into an oncoming charter bus on the Aurora Bridge, a six-lane span with no median barrier.
Masumoto broke his pelvis, hip, leg, had a lacerated spleen and other injuries. He was released from a care facility on Monday. Hutapea broke three ribs, her pelvis, and tailbone.
Both students allege in their lawsuits that damage amounts will be proven in trial and that the duck boat should never have been on the bridge.
A message left with Ride the Ducks Seattle wasn’t immediately returned.
The buses have recently been authorized to run again in the city, but only in limited capacity and only approved vehicles. (end)