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Video Of DART Bus Crash On Tollway Shows Dramatic Impact

DART says last Friday’s paratransit bus accident on the Tollway was the result of the van operator failing to slow with traffic.

The North Texas Tollway Authority video of the crash shows the yellow paratransit van slamming into the rear of a car. The brake lights appear briefly upon impact.

DART says the outside contractor that operates the paratransit buses is still investigating. DART says those conclusions will be reviewed to see if changes in operator safety training are needed. The driver remains on paid leave.

The accident involving five vehicles tied up the southbound Tollway for hours. Two people were injured. One had to be cut from the car, but injuries were not life threatening.

Former KERA reporter BJ Austin spent more than 25 years in broadcast journalism, anchoring and reporting in Atlanta, New York, New Orleans and Dallas. Along the way, she covered Atlanta City Hall, the Georgia Legislature and the corruption trials of Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards.