Jury awards $18M to parents of man killed by bus in Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury in Dallas, Texas, has awarded $20 million in damages following the death of a Seattle man killed in 2017 by a Greyhound bus as he ran to catch it at a southern Oregon rest stop. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the jury found Greyhound Lines, based in Dallas, responsible for Hunter Brown’s death. They awarded his parents, Paula Becker and Dr. Barry Brown, $18 million in compensatory damages. The jury assigned 90% of the responsibility to Greyhound and 10% to Hunter Brown, meaning Greyhound will keep $2 million in damages. An attorney for the Browns said they hoped the lawsuit would get Greyhound to change its policies.