The school district didn’t respond to a request for comment and a question about whether bus driver Arlinda Mathis, who is also named as a defendant, is still driving.
According to the mother, the bus driver went to the apartment complex where the mother and son had lived until they had to move in with a family friend. They moved to the other side of Panthersville Road and told the school district about the move, the mother said.
Price, wearing all black, was walking outside the crosswalk when the car driven by Marlon Farquharson hit him, according to a police report. The driver, who apparently wasn’t charged, is also named as a defendant in the suit.
The bus driver, who was parked at the time of the crash, told police she didn’t have her stop sign out or lights flashing when she heard a loud sound, which turned out to be Price being struck.
The bus driver and Farquharson couldn’t be reached for comment Thursday.
Sandra Mathis said her son, her youngest of seven children, has recovered in some ways since the accident. He was able to walk across the stage during graduation from McNair High in May.
But the last year and a half has been much harder than it should’ve been for a boy who was born with enough to overcome.
“I feel like justice needs to be served,” she said.
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