By Ben Wolverton (@BWolvertonWBNC)
CHESTERFIELD, NJ -
According to the Burlington County Prosecutor's Office, no criminal charges will be filed in the deadly school bus crash that occurred in our township last year.
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“After a comprehensive review of the findings of the National Transportation Safety Board and our investigation," Burlco Prosecutor, Robert Bernardi said in a statement. "[T]his office has concluded that there is no basis for criminal charges to be brought against any of the involved parties to this horrific event".
On the state level, Chesterfield Twp Police and NJ State Police issued citations to the drivers. John Tieman, the bus driver, was given a ticket for failing to stop or yield, and Michael Caporale, the truck driver, was issued a summons by the state police’s commercial vehicle inspection unit for failing to secure a container
“The NTSB report identified factors to the crash which clearly demonstrated negligent conduct on the part of several parties. However, in our view, the negligent conduct of the parties does not rise to the required level of recklessness that would be needed to bring criminal charges against any of the individuals involved in the collision,” Bernardi said.
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