Bus Crash Causes Concern On ECU Campus

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Some major concerns surrounding student bus rider safety today, this after an East Carolina Bush bus driver lost control behind the wheel Thursday morning, slamming into 10 cars and a light pole in downtown Greenville.

East Carolina University officials are looking into any new policies to better prevent dangerous accidents like last Thursdays. Police say the student bus driver passed out behind the wheel, prompting questions about whether student drivers should have medical screenings. ECU spokesman, John Durham says though there is a requirement with commercial licenses, state agencies, like ECU, are exempt from having their drivers get medical cards.

Either way, Durham says student bus passengers are not in any danger.
Could not comment on the drivers health, due to the family educational rights and privacy act. Both the driver and one of the students on board, were treated for minor injuries after the crash. No one else was hurt in the accident.

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