The school bus driver found at fault for the accident that sent dozens of Newton County Elementary students to hospitals last week has been cited by the Georgia State Patrol for following too closely.
In information released by GSP Spokesman Gordy Wright Monday afternoon, 55-year-old Gloria Inscore was heading north on Ga. Highway 162 when a second bus driver stopped in front of her to deliver a student.
"Vehicle 1 (Inscore’s bus) failed to slow and struck vehicle 2 in the rear bumper with the front bumper of vehicle 1. (The) area of impact was in the northbound lane of Ga. 162. Prior to impact, vehicle 1 skid for approximately 29 feet. After impact, vehicle 1 and vehicle 2 came to an uncontrolled final rest partially in the northbound and southbound lanes of Ga. 162," according to the GSP’s accident report.
The vehicles were inspected Wednesday by the Motor Carrier Compliance Division of the Georgia Department of Public Safety. The inspection "found that the brakes were within the proper specifications and measurements. Officer (J.) Pearson found that the brakes on vehicle 1 were working properly at the time of the crash."
Inscore is still on medical leave from the NCSS following injuries sustained in the crash. NCSS Director of Public Relations, Sherri Davis-Viniard has said disciplinary action is pending against Inscore.