Metro bus driver charged in fatal accident

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - A Metro bus driver is now facing charges for a fatal accident that occurred last month in Bond Hill.

Bridgette Robinson, 45, is charged with one count of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular manslaughter.

Robinson was dropping off students at Woodward Career Technical Center on Sept. 13 when she thought she had set the parking brake, but instead, the bus began to roll and went over the curb.

Sherry Pettit, 40, an employee of First Care Ambulance, was struck by the bus as she was opening the doors of an ambulance to assist a special needs student. Pettit was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead.

April Travis, 37, also an employee of First Care, was injured in the accident and taken to the hospital. Two students on the ambulance suffered minor injuries.

Robinson has been released on her own recognizance. She is scheduled for arraignment Thursday afternoon.

Metro officials say Robinson has been employed by Metro for seven years and her record reveals no incidents in the past five years.

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