Crash involving Waco Transit System bus caught on camera

Crash involving Waco Transit System bus caught on camera
Posted at 4:43 PM, Jul 28, 2016
and last updated 2018-07-24 21:30:20-04

A Waco Transit System bus driver received a citation after failing to yield the right of way when turning left, which police say was a contributing factor to a crash on July 20.

According to Waco Police, the bus driver who was traveling west on Waco Drive around 7:30 a.m. made a left turn, turning in front of a car traveling east on Waco Drive, which caused that car to crash to the side of the bus.

None of the nine passengers of the bus sustained any injuries and the bus driver can be seen making a phone call from the bus a few seconds later after it happened.

The driver of the car who had a 2-year-old child the vehicle was transported to Baylor Scott & White at Hillcrest Medical Center with minor injuries after the accident. She also received a citation for not having a driver's license or car insurance.

Waco Transit System told News Channel 25 the accident review committee formed by a cross section of WTS employees, including supervisors and drivers, reviewed the accident. Part of the decision to provide retraining for employee and send them back to work is based on the result of their review.

The driver, who is not a city employee, has returned to work after undergoing extensive retraining, which is standard procedure after an accident.

WTS added the driver is a long-time employee with a good safety record and this was just an unfortunate accident.

The City of Waco contract its bus service from McDonald Transit Associates, Inc., which manages the Waco Transit System. 

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