Watch As DART Bus Plows Into Stopped Cars, Shuts Down Tollway

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Remember last week when a bus crash shut down the Dallas North Tollway? Turns out the NTTA has video. Posted it this afternoon. No one died in the crash, so you can enjoy it guilt free.

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Travis.Bickle
Travis.Bickle

Gee, I wonder if any law suits will come out of this .....

Earl Rector
Earl Rector

Been there done that.  I was on a DART bus on Gaston Ave heading into downtown.  The bus driver made everyone so nervous we all heald onto railing.  She almost rearended a car at a stop sign, had the car driver not been paying attention it would have been a repeat of this.  However the car driver was paying attention and speed into on coming (one way street) traffic to avoid being hit.

Jabber1174
Jabber1174

I bet the DART driver was watching the Black Lamborghini on the left just as he crashed into the cars.  You can see the black car change from the middle to the left lane just as the bus driver crashes.  

Trey
Trey

Maserati Granturismo :P

NogginJones
NogginJones

 I'd put money on you being correct.  I thought the exact same thing when I saw the video.

guest
guest

no no no No NO NO NOooo

Russp
Russp

My first suggestion would be to check the driver's cell phone logs. I see a couple of DART drivers a day either texting or talking while they are driving. Add this to the fact many of them are mediocre drivers with little regard for traffic rules and you have a very bad situation. 

Lone Stranger
Lone Stranger

Dart works their operators on the buses and trains long hours. The operator may have fallen a sleep.

Lone Stranger
Lone Stranger

Dart works their operators on the buses and trains long hours. The operator may have fallen a sleep.

Trade_Dirk_Now
Trade_Dirk_Now

So THIS is what shut down the toll road all afternoon?  The traffic reports were making this out to be one of the biggest disasters ever in Dallas.  Yeah it sucks but pull the car out of the middle of the road, drive the DART bus off and get traffic moving again so that we can do what we do best.... rubberneck!!!!

Lisa11
Lisa11

A man w kids n a wife at the hospital w 11 broken ribs and so much more over this and all u care about is moving the damn traffic!! Looser u are

Paul
Paul

 You said "rear end" ... snigger snigger ... chuckle chuckle ...

Jonathan
Jonathan

Judging by how there are never any brake lights seen at all, not even after the bus comes to a stop there may have been a stroke happening or failure with the brakes.  Thank God no one died.

Jared Heath
Jared Heath

My god.  what kind of fool drives like that?

Fletch
Fletch

I'd guess the driver was texting.  I've seen other bus drivers texting while driving more than a few times.  I'd say it's especially dangerous because some of them are shitty drivers to start with. It doesn't look like the driver ever touched the brake pedal.  Looks like DART might be settling some lawsuits pretty soon.

Chiggers!
Chiggers!

Right, I can hear it already. Move along, nothing to see here... Bunch of commuters got in the way of one of our buses... Move along... No stopping... Move along...

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