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Fayetteville Councilman Injured in Collision with Bus

Posted May 8, 2007

— A Fayetteville City Councilman is recovering at home after a collision with a city bus Monday morning.

Police said the bus sideswiped a vehicle driven by Charles Evans, who represents District 2 on the City Council, on Russell Street.

Officers said Evans' car was in the bus driver's blind spot when the bus tried to change lanes.


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  • 68_polara May 9, 2007


    I guess truckers must hate those who draft them huh? I'm guilty as charged I'll do it from time to time on a long trip. You can really save some gas doing it.

  • JDPike May 9, 2007

    Even when you complain you still see the same bus drivers on the same routes. Does it really do any good?

  • entryrejected May 9, 2007

    if you are behind a large vehicle and cant see their side mirrors, they cant see you. my dads truck driver and you know he drilled that in my head. now its a pet peeve of mine

  • 68_polara May 9, 2007

    This happens often with trucks too. Don't ride right beside them. Try to be in front or behind them in the lane beside them, large vehicles have blind spots, the longer you stay in these blind spots the more likely they will not know you are there. We don't know what happened in this case, just suggesting this as a part of defensive driving.

  • OD Norwood May 8, 2007

    JDPike; Or this site http://fayettevilleonline.com/fast/

  • OD Norwood May 8, 2007

    JDPike, too easy, you can complain to a supervisor directly @ http://www.cityoffayetteville.org/. I normally get an immediate response when complaining by email.

  • JDPike May 8, 2007

    He may have been in the bus' blind spot but, the way the city bus drivers drive in Fayetteville it's amazing that there aren't more wrecks with these careless drivers. They will pull out in front of someone or cut someone off in a heartbeat while switching 3 lanes at a time. Someone should do something about these drivers.