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Dancer's toe severed by bus seat
A dancer who had her toe amputated after a school bus accident has won a payout after suing the coach company.

Kristen Evans reached an out-of-court settlement for an undisclosed amount with Bluebird Buses.

The 18-year-old had part of her toe amputated after it became trapped between seats in September 2005.

A spokesman for Bluebird said they had jointly settled the claim with the bus manufacturers without admission of liability.

Keen dancer

Miss Evans needed an emergency operation after the digit was severed on the way to Perth High School.

Her toe had become caught in the fold-up seat in front of her when someone sat down on it.

She claimed the travel company had failed to look after the safety of passengers.

Miss Evans lodged a writ seeking 20,000 pounds damages and Perth Sheriff Court was told that the Aberdeen-based firm had agreed to pay some compensation.

The court writ stated that she was a keen dancer who attended classes five times a week and was regularly taking part in competitions.

The document continued that Miss Evans was unable to do ballet point work for six months and her toe remains tender while doing such moves.



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