The trial against former TriMet driver Sandi Day just ended. Day was driving
a TriMet bus last spring when she hit five pedestrians, killing two. She
was terminated from TriMet. Though she was not found guilty of criminal
wrongdoing, she faced six traffic violations, including careless driving
resulting in deaths. A Circuit Court judge found Day guilty on all counts.
Day was slapped with fines in excess of $1,000 and must perform 200 hours
of community service and take a traffic safety course. If she does not
meet these requirements within a year, she will be charged a larger fine
and her license will be suspended.
This was a tragic accident, and though the trial sought justice, there
can be no winners. For more information, see
this article on the Oregonian’s web site.