The chain-reaction accident in which two dump trucks hit a school bus, killing four special-needs children, apparently started all because of this slug:
According to The Cass County Sheriff office, the dump truck that hit the school bus swerved to miss a motor scooter ridden by Raymond Gust. Gust had slowed to turn into his driveway off U.S. 24, forcing the dump truck to try to avoid him.
Gust declined to talk to Eyewitness News on camera, but told us he didn’t see the two dump trucks coming up behind him.
Records from the Cass County Sheriff Office show that Gust has been convicted five times for driving related offenses and had his license suspended 11 times. His scooter is his only transportation.
Since this guy has a history of losing his license, I presume the story should have been talking about a moped. If it goes more than 25 miles an hour, it’s classified as a scooter and has to follow the same laws as a motorcycle. Does anyone else think it is insane for the state to allow people not deemed fit to drive to be able to weave in and out of traffic at 25 mph on vehicles that aren’t even licensed, insured or regulated?