Bus driver fired after woman fatally injured while exiting

June 25, 2019 GMT

MAYPORT, Fla. (AP) — Officials say they’ve fired a Florida bus driver after a woman was fatally injured while getting off the bus.

The Florida Times-Union reports that the Jacksonville Transportation Authority announced the 52-year-old driver’s termination on Monday. The JTA says the driver violated operator work rules.

Investigators say 51-year-old Jeanie Louise Rozar was exiting the commuter bus in Mayport Saturday afternoon when she became entangled. Officials have released few details, but a witness told the Times-Union that Rozar’s arm became stuck in the door as she was leaving the bus.


The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is still investigating the death. No criminal charges were immediately reported.


Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com