January 15, 1993

$10 million suit filed in bus accident

A Pasadena woman filed a $10 million suit yesterday against Anne Arundel County schools and one of its bus contractors, alleging her son was hit by the bus he had just left in the parking lot of Chesapeake Bay Middle School.

Margaret Pfannenstein, of the 7900 block of Blue Anchor Court, claims that on Sept. 24, 1992, her son Melvin Pfannenstein was getting off a school bus at about 8 a.m. when the bus "collided with him" and ran him over.

The suit says the boy did not "in any way contribute" to the collision.

It names as defendants the county schools, county government and the bus contractor providing the service, Wilson's Bus Service Inc. of Pasadena.

Neither Mrs. Pfannenstein nor her attorney could be reached for comment last night.

John Wilson Jr., who runs the bus service, said he had just been notified of the suit yesterday and could not comment.

County attorney Judson P. Garrett Jr. also declined comment, saying he hadn't been provided with a copy of the suit.


* Chesterfield Garden: Vandals smashed the rear window of a 1987 Pontiac parked in the 3600 block of Seaford Court Tuesday.

* Fairwood: Burglars broke into a 1989 Toyota pick-up truck parked in the 1200 block of Silver Run Drive Monday and took stereo equipment valued at $900.

Stoney Beach: Someone broke into a 1990 Nissan truck parked in the 1500 block of Stoney Beach Way Wednesday and took a portable phone, radar detector and other property valued at $1,110.

Sunset Beach: Vandals smashed the rear window of a 1984 Pontiac Firebird parked in the 8400 block Geneva Road Tuesday.

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