UF Student Hit By Bus Survives
It's Homecoming weekend in Gainesville, and with tens of thousands of people in town for the festivities-- we learn of a cautionary tale from the last home football game.
On Saturday, around 1:30 A.M, a 20-year-old UF student stepped out in front of a slow-moving RTS "Later Gator" bus, headed downtown.
Jackie Ring, a sophomore at UF, was hit by the bus headed East on University avenue in front of UF.
Ring's head shattered the right corner of the buses windshield, and according to the report, her body was vaulted five feet from the initial impact, to the corner of northwest 18th street and university avenue.
Ring was taken to Shands Hospital-- and RTS spokesperson Chip Skinner says she did survive.
Just four days after the accident, the bus driver, 46-year-old James Doyle was back to work.
"After an accident our policy is for them to give their statement to police officers and we take them in, for a drug test and tox screening and that all came back negative," said Skinner on Thursday.
According to investigators, Doyle was driving 15-miles per hour, fifteen miles under the posted speed limit, and had the green light.
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