Wednesday, January 20, 2010
PLN 2 sem 2
The article RTD Bus Runs Light, Hits 3 Cars, tells the story of a RTD bus that ran a red light causing a three car pileup. The accident occurred around 2:00pm today. Lakewood police reported that the bus ran a red light at the corner of Sheridan Blvd and Florida Ave, hitting a truck and a minivan. Upon impact the bus collided with a oncoming Toyota car. When questioned by police, the bus driver stated that the cause of the accident was a brake malfunction. This accident brings to light the public safety concern with public transportation. Examples of this are drivers that are under the influence of alcohol and drugs, as wells as, poor maintenance of vehicles. Fortunately no one was seriously injured in this accident. With the rising cost of fuel public transportation will become a necessity, but have all necessary steps been taken to insure the public safety.