Brooklyn mom sues bus company for $7 million after daughter gets dropped off at wrong stop
A Brooklyn mother who says her five-year old daughter was dropped off at the wrong stop by a school bus company is now suing for $7 million.
According to a report by the New York Post, 28-year old Adrena Hartzog, the mother of 5-year old Zariah, claims that Boro Transit refused to take her complaint over the incident or even identify the driver. The incident took place back in 2015 when daughter Zariah failed to arrive at her stop at Flatlands Ave. and 102nd St.
Hartzog reportedly called her daughter’s school, where nobody had an answers, and so she then reported her daughter missing to 911. Zariah was later found more than 10 blocks away at a busy intersection with no crossing guard.
At the time, Boro Transit said the driver was doing “a favor for another parent” by dropping a different child off closer to a grandparent’s home. It’s unclear who that child was or how the “favor” resulted in Zariah being left at the wrong stop.
Leaving a child at an “unauthorized” stop is a violation of city guidelines for and school bus drivers face up to a six-month suspension for a first offense.