Richmond School Bus Driver Cited in Fatal Crash

by actuate | June 16th, 2011

June 16, 2011

A Richmond, Virginia, school bus driver was issued a summons today for failure to yield the right of way, allegedly initiating a car crash that killed a 46-year-old man last month.

The accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. on May 10 when the 60-year-old bus driver failed to yield as he was attempting to turn left onto Belmont northbound from West Belmont Road. He then collided with a red SUV that was traveling south on Belmont Road. One of the SUV’s passengers was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the SUV and four other passengers—ages ranging form infant to adult–suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Neither the school bus driver nor any of the six students on the school bus were hurt.

Shorty after the accident last month, Richmond news station WTOC reported that people who live near Belmont and West Belmont say it’s a perpetually dangerous intersection. Public works officials told a reporter they would re-evaluate whether or not to add a traffic light there and would repaint the faded stop bars on the road.

Council woman Reva Trammell said a traffic light needs to be added, telling WTOC,”We won’t have to creep up to get out. It will be a light to tell us to go, red or green. Right now, without a traffic light you have to creep up.”

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