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Metro driver convicted of vehicular manslaughter avoids jail time

Accident scene with Metro bus in 2010 Accident scene with Metro bus in 2010
BOND HILL, OH (FOX19) -

A Metro bus driver convicted of vehicular manslaughter in June, stemming from an accident that killed one person and injured three others, will not go to jail.

Trial for Bridgette Robinson, 46, pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter and had the vehicular homicide charge dropped in June.

Robinson was dropping off students at Woodward Career Technical Center on Sept. 13, 2010 and thought she had set the parking brake when she went to the back of the bus.

Instead, the bus began to roll, hitting and killing Sherry Pettit, 40, an employee of First Care Ambulance, as she was assisting a special needs student.

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 received a 90 day suspended sentence, one year probation, 60 days with an electronic monitoring device, a two year suspension of her drivers license, and she is required to serve 20 hours of community service.

The families of the victims agreed to her sentence.


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