untitled9 Bus driver flattens snow man, loses job

Youtube video

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A Champaign-Urbana bus driver has resigned after officials with the transit agency saw an online video of the driver running over a snowman built in the middle of a street.

 The video is posted on YouTube. It shows the bus veering toward the snowman on the University of Illinois campus and running over it.

The video was posted after a snowstorm earlier this month and shows only one other vehicle on the street at the time.

That car steered around the snowman moments before the bus hit it. It isn’t clear who built the snowman or shot the video.

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District spokeswoman Jan Kijowski told The (Champaign) News-Gazette that the driver resigned. She refused to identify the driver or discuss the resignation.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press

Comments (2)
  1. Phil Kammann says:

    What did they expect her to do? That’s ridiculous. Hitting it didn’t harm the bus and it was in the middle of the street.

  2. Robin says:

    I don’t understand what the big deal is. I think the busdriver was doing us a favor getting rid of the snowman, in the middle of the road. What about the morons that put it there? It’s okay since they video taped it?

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