Widow of Accident Victim Sues Navy


The widow of a Virginia man was awarded $3 million in a wrongful death lawsuit settlement involving the United States Navy and Eddie’s Bus Service. Peter Williams was killed in 2004 after a bus leased by the Navy struck his car at a traffic light in Newport News, VA. The 41-year-old engineer was on his way home from work.

Williams was stopped at a traffic light in September 2004 when the bus, driven by an enlisted sailor, turned left and struck his Grand Am. The bus rolled onto the front of the car and crush the roof pinning Williams and killing him.

The bus had no power steering fluid.

The settlement documents state that the federal government must pay $2 million and Eddie’s Bus Service must pay $1 million to the man’s widow. The law firm that represented the Williams will receive $844,077 for legal services.