Safety

Bus driver suspended after wreck story proven false

Posted on May 30, 2013

CLINTON, Tenn. — Knoxville News Sentinel reports that Tammy Moore, a school bus driver who said the accident she was involved in was caused by an oncoming car moving into her lane, has been suspended.

Based on an investigation into the accident and footage from a camera on board the bus, Moore's explanation for the crash did not add up. Joe Forgety, supervisor of safety and transportation for Anderson County Schools, told the paper that the video shows two cars passing the bus in the proper lane approximately 15 to 20 seconds before the wreck.

Also, the investigation revealed that Moore was distracted for four or five seconds by a student in the aisle of the bus, which was carrying 44 students, Forgety added. Forgety and David Parker, the owner of Parker Transports, Moore's employer, decided that she should be suspended until the investigation is complete.

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Related Topics: distracted driving, school bus crash, Tennessee, video surveillance

Comments ( 5 )
  • Sam

     | about 5 years ago

    If there had been a monitor on that bus the issue with the child would have been dealt with, the child would not have been in the aisle, the driver would not have been distracted and the accident wouldn't have happened. A monitor would have prevented the accident and the responsibility for that is on Joe Forgety and David Parker. It's no wonder she lied knowing they would hang her.

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