The City of Regina has reached a settlement with the family of a woman fatally injured five years ago in a bus crash.
Barbara Supynuk was standing at a bus stop on 11th Avenue on February 15, 2013 when a bus hit a sign which then hit her in the head. She died a month later from her injuries.
Supynuk’s adult son Michael and her parents, Henry and Marcella Weisbeck, launched a lawsuit in 2014 claiming the city failed to properly maintain the brakes on the bus.
The city was previously fined $700 after a police investigation found the brake system on the bus had not been adequately cared for.
In the initial lawsuit the family claimed damages against the city for pain and suffering, loss of Supynuk’s income and mental distress.
The trial was scheduled to start Monday, family lawyer Tim Studalka confirmed Tuesday a settlement had been reached over the weekend.
He said his clients were happy to have the long process behind them.
“The city insisted that the terms of the settlement remain wholly confidential, so in other words, I can’t release any terms of the settlement to you as a result of the city’s request,” Studalka explained.
When asked about the settlement during an interview on Gormley, Regina Mayor Michael Fougere said his understanding was that both sides agreed to confidentiality so he couldn’t comment any further.