Pennsylvania School Bus Driver Allegedly Runs 11 Stop Signs and Kills Man While Speaking on His Cell Phone and Listening to His IPod.

Prosecutors in Pennsylvania has revealed that they believe Frederick Poust III, 38, was listening to his iPod and talking on his cell phone when he ran 11 stop signs and crashed his school bus — killing a man.

Poust has been charged with vehicular homicide in the February 17 crash.

He was caught on tape by the school bus’ camera in the accident that injured 41-year-old Freddy Carroll and killed his passenger, Richard Taylor. He had 45 on board when he ran the stop signs and collided into the 1999 Honda Civic. The pictures of the car (here) make it astonishing that both men were not killed.

What is notable is that Poust was previously cited in a November 1999 crash that claimed the life of a two-year-old girl. He told police he was dialing his cell phone when he ran a stop sign and struck the other vehicle in Hilltown Township. Yet, he was able to secure the job driving children to school. Next the school district will hire Megan Barnes to replace him.

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7 thoughts on “Pennsylvania School Bus Driver Allegedly Runs 11 Stop Signs and Kills Man While Speaking on His Cell Phone and Listening to His IPod.”

  1. school bus drivers are suppost to have both hands on the wheel at all times. (except when shifting manual transmissions)

  2. If it is acceptable to frisk students coming into school, why can’t school districts outlaw driver’s Ipods and cell phones (other than a cell phone that calls 911 only) in the bus?

  3. John: Can’t we just have a law against being stupid instead?

    you’re gonna need a bigger prison

  4. Ok, now we’ll need laws against doing stupid crap like this, because this guy is an idiot.

    So now all the rest of us will have new laws so we ALL be treated like idiots, thanks to this guy.

    Can’t we just have a law against being stupid instead?

    Hhahahhahahhahahha

  5. Yes, clearly we do not want guys that have killed people in traffic before behind the wheel of the bus that’s taking our children to school… Some (like me) would call that ‘stating the blindingly obvious’

    What’s next:
    American Airlines gonna hire cheap Al Qa√Įda-pilots?
    Bernie Madoff gonna run the SEC?
    Bush gonna be president?

    Nevermind.

  6. Ok, and whats the punch line. Neither of these story’s fare well with me this morning. 8 years ago he was dialing his cell and killed someone? Now this? I am not for retribution but is this not a major assed liability for the school district, the bus company?

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