No Charges Against School Bus Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run
YORK, S.C. (AP) – No charges will be filed in a hit-and-run in which an elderly pedestrian was killed after being struck by the side mirror of a school bus.
The Herald of Rock Hill reports that 77-year-old Carlos Octavio Madriaga was walking along a road April 13 when he was struck by the bus heading to York Comprehensive High.
Prosecutor Kevin Brackett released a statement Thursday saying the driver was unaware the mirror had struck the man and many students on the bus were unaware it had hit anything.
Brackett says to convict a driver of hit-and-run prosecutors would have to prove the driver knew he hit the pedestrian and kept driving.
The driver has not been identified but is not driving for the district the rest of the school year.