Car Driver Cited in Crash With Bus

Nineteen-year-old James Jones, the driver of a car that slammed into a school bus on Thursday, has been cited for Driving Too Fast for Conditions and No Proof of Insurance.

The crash happened around 3 p.m. at the intersection of Northwest Radial Highway and Military.

Police say the bus had been westbound and was stopped at a red light. The bus driver said the light had just turned green and he was about to drive through the intersection when the car hit the rear of the bus.

Jones told police that the brakes on his car failed.

A witness who had been stopped behind the bus told investigators that he saw the oncoming car driven by Jones approaching in the rear view mirror at a high rate of speed. He said it passed his car and struck the bus at full speed.

The seven children and driver aboard the bus were not hurt but Jones and passenger Kahla Barnes, 18, both suffered serious injuries.


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