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Detroit bus driver charged in pedestrian’s death; her 2nd fatality in 8 years


DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit bus driver is facing a criminal charge after fatally striking a pedestrian. It’s the second death linked to Geraldine Johnson’s job behind the wheel. Janice Bauer was crossing a downtown street during a green light on June 2 when a bus hit her while making a left turn. Johnson was charged Wednesday with a moving violation causing death. Johnson appeared in court without an attorney, and a not-guilty plea was entered. Attorney James Harrington says he sued Detroit after a man was killed by Johnson’s bus in 2015 while he was removing a bike from a bus rack. The city settled the case for $4.5 million. Johnson has been fired.

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