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July 19, 2011  |   Comments (2)   |   Post a comment

Report: Bus driver wasn’t wearing seat belt during crash


HOLT, Mich. — A Holt Public Schools bus driver who crashed her bus into a garage last month was not wearing a seat belt at the time, which contributed to the accident, according to the traffic report.

Eileen Marie Delaney was not wearing a seat belt and fell from her seat into the entrance well of the bus while making a left turn, according to an Ingham County Sheriff's Office deputy who reviewed the video tape on board the bus, the Lansing State Journal reports. An internal school investigation found the accident to be the result of "driver error."

Delany — who suffered minor injuries — struck a garage owned by Tim Monroe, damaging a 1953 antique wrecker and a utility trailer. No students were on the bus at the time of the crash.

Delaney received a ticket for not wearing her seat belt. She has elected to retire from the school district, according to district officials.

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I would have cited that bus driver. They have a responsibility to drive safely whether pupils are on board or not. It's drivers like Delaney that give the school bus industry a bad name.

Officer Weaver    |    Jul 21, 2011 10:22 AM

Eileen Delaney should lose Her Reg.License too. I drove for 33yrs.for the Bethlehem Twsp Grade School&any accidents would cost You Your license.She should've been Fired!

Diane Groom    |    Jul 21, 2011 08:56 AM

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