A veteran city bus driver who police said was speeding to make up for lost time ran two red lights, hit the guardrails of a bridge and then struck five cars. Two people were killed.
Jimmy Simmons, 57, a Metro Transit Authority bus driver since 1968, was charged Tuesday with two counts of vehicular homicide. Simmons, who suffered a back injury, was held at the infirmary at the county jail, said Aileen Johnson, second shift supervisor."It was just driver error," said police Lt. Paul Burris. "He was in a hurry to make up for lost time."