The man driving a regional transit bus that crashed into an house in Auburn earlier this week was on his first day of service. A Worcester Regional Transit Authority official said that Francis Artey, 27. went through a rigorous, eight-week training program before ‘‘driving in service’’ for the first time Monday. The official said Artey was an experienced school bus driver with a stellar operating record. Police say it appears that the brakes were not applied before the bus smashed into the house. They say Artey may have had a medical problem or there may have been a mechanical issue. The crash remains under investigation. Artey was hospitalized with fractures and facial lacerations, but no other serious injuries were reported.
Driver in Mass. bus crash was new to job
Associated Press June 28, 2013
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