On Thursday, August 8, 2013, police officers received a report about a school bus that was swerving on the road. Shortly after, police officers left to investigate the scene. The intoxicated bus driver caused an accident as he drove a bus into a boat while four students were seated in his vehicle.
The 74 year-old man was heading to their school at around 7 am. When the officers found the bus, they initiated the bus to stop. The driver attempted to pull over, but ended up hitting a trailer and a boat. The police department notified the parents of the students about the incident and had them transported to school.
While the accident does not appear to be related to alcohol, the police officers do believe he was under the influence of an intoxicant. The driver failed a sobriety test and was arrested. He was later released after posting bail. Police are still investigating the incident. Many are thankful to the citizens who contacted the police as a greater accident could have occurred had they not stepped forward and informed officers.
Bus Driving Accidents
Bus driving accidents take place frequently and leave many in danger. Surprisingly, a common cause of bus accidents is human error. Sometimes the bus driver will make poor decisions and accidently run a red light or stop too late and accidently rear-end another vehicle. In other instances, the bus driver may be under the influence of alcohol or medication and fail to properly pay attention to the road.
In recent news, one bus driver caused an accident as he was texting on the phone at the same time and caused an accident that killed a nine-month old baby girl. Many bus drivers may act irresponsibly and their actions cause accidents and injuries.
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