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Driverless bus crash serves as reminder to check your parking brake

According to an article by the AP on Tuesday, no charges will be filed for a Beaver Falls, PA “freak, 2 vehicle accident” involving a truck and a school bus crash. Why? Because there were no drivers involved. According to the authorities, the accident occurred Tuesday after the bus’s parking brake failed, which lead to it rolling down a hill and eventually rear-ending a truck. This is a nice reminder to frequently check that your parking brake is in good working order! You can read the full article here.

Driverless bus causes freak, 2-vehicle accident

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. — Police don’t plan to cite the drivers of a truck and school bus that crashed in western Pennsylvania.

But only because neither vehicle had a driver when they wrecked.

Police said the incident happened Tuesday when the parked bus began to roll down a hill, even though the driver had engaged the parking brake.

The bus rear-ended a parked truck, which also began rolling down the hill, until the truck overturned. The bus continued on after the bus crash, shearing off one utility pole and hitting another before rolling to a stop a few feet from the porch of a home.

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