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Sindle v. New York Transit Authority
Citation:33 N.Y.2d 293, 307 N.E.2d 245 (1973)
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At about noon on June 20, 1967, the 14-year-old plaintiff boarded a school bus home. It was the last day of school for the term, and the students on the bus were in a boisterous mood. This excitement turned into vandalism and destruction of the bus, including broken windows, dome lights, and ceiling panels. There is no indication that the plaintiff partook in this destruction. On at least one occasion, the bus driver admonished the children about the noise and destruction. After a stop at Annadale station, the driver inspected the damage at the back of the bus. He then announced his intention to drive the bus to the St. George police station. Upon hearing this, the plaintiff attempted to jump out the window of the bus. He either succeeded in jumping or he fell, and the rear wheels of the bus ran over his midsection. The plaintiff suffered severe injuries as a result.
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