Caught on Camera: Bus driver bounced out of seat during crash

Posted on: 7:58 am, June 6, 2012, by , updated on: 11:09am, June 6, 2012

CARMEL, Ind. — A surveillance camera catches a bus driver not wearing a seat belt and getting bounced out of his seat and onto the floor when he loses control and crashes.

It happened in the middle of May in Carmel, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis.

The video shows the driver trying to hang on to the steering wheel for dear life, but the bus had left the road, and the path it was traveling was too bumpy.

The bus smashed through a fence and across a yard before finally smashing into a garage and stopping. By that point the driver, a man in his early 70s, had been thrown to the floor near the door.

There were no students on board the bus and his injuries were minor.

However, bus drivers are required to wear their seat belts. He didn’t have one on in this video.