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A Sun Sentinel review of county records recently revealed that Broward County Transit Driver Charles Raymond Smith has had 16 accidents, received 25 written warning slips, and served 30 days of unpaid suspension, since he began his job in 1994. Among the accidents that the county said were Smith’s fault include rolling his bus into a truck carrying metal pipes that burst the bus’s windshield, rear-ending a car at a green light where four passengers were hospitalized, and his most recent accident where he rear-ended a Chrysler while changing lanes that resulted in the driver being injured in June, 2014. The injured woman sued and her case was the one commissioners recently settled for $75,000.
A school bus accident early Wednesday morning has many parents questioning whether the bus trip should have even occurred. The school bus was traveling southbound on I-95 shortly before 7 a.m. when it left the pavement and entered the grassy shoulder. It hit several trees before coming to rest. Four children were injured in the accident, one of them seriously. The driver was shaken up, though not injured. It is unknown at this time when the driver veered off the road.