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Family of woman killed in TTC bus crash launching lawsuit

TORONTO, Ont – The daughter and husband of a 43-year-old woman killed in a TTC bus crash say they are heartbroken by the loss and are seeking millions of dollars in damages.

Jadranka Petrova was riding the bus home after booking a driver’s test when the crash happened.

The bus was travelling westbound along Lawrence Avenue East near the Don Valley Parkway when it hit the rear of a construction crane truck.

Petrova’s daughter, 20-year-old Irena said her family’s world has been broken.

“First few days we were crying all the time in the weekend. We’re just asking why God? Why, why why?” Irena said.

She says her mom was the centre of the family.

“She was perfect and wonderful mother, wife. She was my best friend, my mom, my everything.”

Jadranka’s husband Donco said her death has left his heart in a billion pieces.

“It’s very hard. 28 years together. It’s very hard,” Donco told 680News.

The lawsuit alleges negligence by the TTC and the bus driver, who police say had marijuana in his duffel bag.  
According to the family’s lawyers, they will be seeking millions in damages from both the TTC, and the operator of a mobile crane truck involved in the crash.

The suit may also involve other transit riders on the bus that day.