According to police, the school bus driver who ran over and killed a child in Park Forest in January did not have a legal license at the time and will face a misdemeanor charge.
On January 20, Connor Kasmarski, 7, was hit on Walnut Street after school. According to police, he was running alongside the passenger side of the bus before walking into the street directly in front of the bus. According to police, there is no evidence that the driver was aware the child had been hit.
However, according to police, the driver did not have a valid commercial driver’s license at the time. According to Illinois Secretary of State records, the driver’s Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and School Bus Driver endorsement were revoked on January 8 because the driver failed to provide the Secretary of State’s Office with medical examination documentation.
As a result, the driver is charged with operating a commercial vehicle with a revoked CDL, a class A misdemeanor. The driver is scheduled to appear in court in Markham on March 31.
According to police, there is no evidence that the driver was distracted by a cell phone or other technology.
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