Although Seattle Metro bus driver Sandie Olosky had a long history of on-the-job mishaps and accidents and had previously been fired because of her poor driving record, she was reinstated shortly before the fatal accident that killed 21-year-old Michael Dalhquist.
In an April 2007 incident, Olosky lost control of the bus she was driving and swerved into oncoming traffic, killing Dahlquist and injuring a passenger who was riding in Dahlquist’s truck.
In addition to the $1.5 million settlement, Seattle Metro officials have met with Dahlquist’s parents to discuss policy changes that might prevent another tragedy like this from occurring. The agency has since instituted a policy that mandates retraining and suspension for drivers who are repeatedly cited for poor performance.
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