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>
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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,
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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