Safety

Bus driver on leave after train tracks incident

Posted on April 29, 2013

LAFAYETTE, La. — Officials said that Daniel Gary, a bus driver for a local school district, was placed on administrative leave after receiving a citation for driving around lowered railroad crossing guards, The Advocate reports.

Gary allegedly drove across the tracks in front of an oncoming train with at least 30 elementary schoolchildren on the bus. The train was traveling at 35 mph and was about 200 feet from the intersection when Gary crossed the tracks, officials said.

School district staff will investigate the incident while Gary is on leave.

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Another incident at a railroad crossing:

Cop rear-ends school bus at railroad crossing

Related Topics: Louisiana, railroad crossing

Comments ( 1 )
  • Karen Redmon

     | about 5 years ago

    WOW! Really!! Seems like this driver doesn't care for human life. Who in their right mind would even think of putting children in jeopardy just to save a few minutes getting them home or to school safely. Call it a bad judgement call or whatever it should not have happened at all. PERIOD!

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