Police: Driver of shuttle bus had no commercial license

7:09 PM, May 30, 2013   |    comments
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Airport shuttle bus crashes into tractor trailer near Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- College Park police released their official report on Thursday, which contained information on what may have caused the crash that sent 17 to the hospital

There is little known about the driver. 

It's a little box on a seven page form, but what it says is that the shuttle bus driver Yolanda Boles may not have been qualified to drive that vehicle. The police report says she does not have a commercial driver's license, which according to the department of driver services, is required. 

Other concerns raised in the report are the tires. Investigators noted the steel belt showing on one of them, something we pointed out the day of the crash, and say the vehicle did not have brake fluid. Police have asked for a search warrant to review MTI's maintenance records.

One thing the report does not mention is speed, but with the vehicle skidding 158 feet and still failing to stop, we know it's a factor under investigation. 

Workers at this Southwest Cargo facility next to the crash site say shuttle buses zip through the area all the time. So we took a radar gun to see for ourselves. 

Dozens of buses passed by, and most were going within five miles of the speed limit. However, we did find a few going 55, which is 10 miles-per-hour over the posted speed limit. One was even going 64 miles-per-hour.

Police say it could take another week before they know enough about the crash to decide what charges to file.

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