Cap Metro releases bus video from accident with UT student

Print
Email
|

by KVUE News

kens5.com

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 6:08 PM

AUSTIN -- Capital Metro released video Tuesday taken from inside the Cap Metro bus that struck a University of Texas student.

The video clears the driver of running a red light, but gets him in trouble nonetheless.

The video shows the bus traveling northbound on Guadalupe. The light was yellow when a student stepped in front of it.

That student, 22-year-old Nick Engmann, survived. He suffered cuts and bruises.

Police initially ticketed the driver for running a red light. Cap Metro says this video clearly shows the light was yellow. However, the driver still faces disciplinary action. Cap Metro policy requires drivers to slow down at a stale green light, and to stop when the light is yellow.

Cap Metro also revealed Tuesday that the driver passed a drug and alcohol test.

Cap Metro announced Tuesday drivers will be given additional training in the coming months focused on pedestrian and bicycle safety.
 

Print
Email
|