Safety

Woman arrested, charged in fatal stop-arm passing

Posted on December 8, 2011

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. — No bond was set for the 51-year-old motorist who is accused of striking and killing 17-year-old Brandy Hart as she left her school bus on Tuesday, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

District Attorney David McDade told Channel 2 that the court “is concerned with the mental status of this client, and as a result, the court is declining to set bond at this time.”

Police said that the accident happened around 7 p.m. on Tuesday — the student was returning from an after-school event — and the bus was stopped with its red lights and stop arm activated.

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Related Topics: fatalities, school bus stops, stop-arm running/illegal passing

Comments ( 1 )
  • Peter Denomme

     | about 6 years ago

    This was published in out local paper today in Westerly RI, after reading about the incident outside of Atlanta I wanted to share with you my own efforts to make Westerly Streets a little safer for our students. click in the attached link or cut and paste to your browser. http://thewesterlysun.com/news/westerly-school-bus-cameras-net-tickets/article_1c6319a0-21b8-11e1-b6df-001871e3ce6c.html

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