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San Diego Parent Raises Major Concerns About Distracted School Bus Driver

San Diego personal injury attorneys know that school bus safety is of the utmost importance. That’s why the team at the Elia Law Firm, APC paid attention to a recent news report that cited the concerns of a local parent who allegedly witnessed a San Diego Unified School District bus driver writing and reading while at the wheel with students on board.

Myles Cooper says he had just dropped off his daughter at elementary school and was slowly merging onto the westbound Interstate 8 at College Avenue when he noticed the school bus not keeping up with the onramp traffic.

Cooper told 10News, “You can see very clearly the hand of the bus driver holding a paper and a pencil right on top of the steering wheel,” he said.

Then, Cooper noticed there were three to four children on board. Yet, the driver was focused on his paperwork.

Then, Cooper says he grabbed his cell phone.

“We hit some stop and go, so I photographed the back of the bus because it was starting to bother me now,” he said.

Cooper contacted the school district and the police department but has not received a response.

As this investigation unfolds, we’d like to remind all parents and caregivers to contact the authorities if something about a school bus looks suspicious. And always contact a good reputable San Diego personal injury lawyer if you or a loved one has been injured at the hands of a negligent bus driver or another driver.

Steven Elia

Steven Elia

Mr. Elia has extensive litigation experience having appeared at more than 1,000 civil hearings including jury and bench trials, over 500 depositions, and hundreds of mediations. Some of his cases have made national headlines. He specializes in personal injury, business law and civil litigation in and around San Diego.