WASHINGTON - Montgomery County officials investigating Monday's Ride On crash say that was not the first time a bus slammed into buildings.
There have been two other incidents since March 2011 when a bus hit a Gaithersburg townhouse. In May of the same year, another bus slammed into the side of a Kentucky Fried Chicken on Georgia Avenue near the Glenmont Metro station.
Both crashes were preventable and caused by driver error, says Sue Tucker, a spokeswoman with the Montgomery County Executive's office. The driver of the March incident no longer works for the county, but the second driver is still a county employee. Tucker could not say whether that person is driving buses.
Officials say the driver of Monday's crash was a 16-year veteran. The bus had less than 40,000 miles on it, Tucker says.
The driver and several passengers had minor injuries. No one in the Silver Spring home was hurt.
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