School Bus driver cited following hit-and-run in C. Bluffs


September 7th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A 40-year old school bus driver from Council Bluffs was cited following a hit-and-run accident in Council Bluffs, Thursday. According to Bluffs Police, Chris Fischer, received a citation for suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident. Witnesses say at around 8:40-a.m., a bus transporting about 30 students to Hoover Elementary School in Council Bluffs struck a parked pickup truck in the 300 block of Benton Street. Afterward, the bus driver allegedly walked the aisle through the students, then went back to the front of the bus and drove off.

After Council Bluffs police located the number 44 bus, Fischer told officers his route didn’t take him on Benton Street, but an investigation resulted in evidence indicating the bus had collided with the pickup. Fischer later admitted to police he’d stopped the bus to discipline a student, forgot to put on the parking brake, and the bus rolled.