Poll: Does $85 Ticket Serve Justice?
A Cranston teen has been served a $85 ticket for allegedly causing a bus carrying elementary school-aged children to crash, seriously injuring the driver of the bus.
Thirty-two people were sent to area hospitals after the bus they were riding in crashed off Route 4 in East Greenwich this week. According to police, the majority of the passengers were elementary school-aged children returning from a field trip in Newport. The bus’ driver was seriously injured in the crash after he was ejected from the vehicle.
State Police have issued a ticket to the Cranston teenager who they said caused the accident when he veered into the left-front side of the bus. The 17-year-old was issued a summons for failing to stay in the lane of travel.
The fine for the moving violation? $85.
Do you think this is a fair punishment or should the teen driver face harsher charges?