[FoRK] Fwd: [BATN] Driver applying eyedrops crashes into bus, 2 cars

Joseph S. Barrera III joe at barrera.org
Fri Mar 19 17:43:19 PST 2004

FoRK'd out of disgust. Shame she didn't flip over the cliff into the ocean.

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Subject: 	[BATN] Driver applying eyedrops crashes into bus, 2 cars
Date: 	Fri, 19 Mar 2004 23:27:57 -0000
From: 	3/19 Redwood City Daily <batn at yahoogroups.com>
Reply-To: 	BATN-owner at yahoogroups.com
To: 	BATN at yahoogroups.com

Published Friday, March 19, 2004, in the Redwood City Daily News 

Driver using eyedrops linked to bus collision

A woman who was putting in eyedrops while driving collided with
a school bus and two other cars on the coastal cliffs of Highway 1 
yesterday, police said.

At about 2:30 p.m., the woman was driving a Ford Thunderbird 
southbound on the north side of Devil's Slide, which is located 
between the cities of Pacifica and Montara.

The woman was apparently trying to put in eyedrops while driving
on the cliff's twisty roads and crossed over the center median, 
sideswiping a school bus and the two cars that were following it, 
police said.

Four children were on the bus at the time, but no one in any of the 
cars suffered serious injury, California Highway Patrol Officer Shawn 
Chase said. The woman driving the Ford said she had pain in her hand, 
but declined to be taken to the hospital, police said.

Highway 1 was shut down for about 20 minutes while police cleared the 

The cause of the accident is being listed as driving at an unsafe 
speed for conditions.

"There is no safe speed to put eyedrops in," Chase said.

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