A school bus company official said Friday that the driver of a bus that struck a former Minneapolis city official had a good driving record for the company but won't be driving while police investigate the accident.
The statement by Pat Regan, president of the Minneapolis & Suburban Bus Co., said that the unidentified driver had no prior safety incidents during his four years with the company.
"We are still investigating exactly how this happened and are working with the Minneapolis Police Department on the details surrounding the incident," Regan said. He said that the company was "distraught" over the accident.
Former Council Member Sandra Colvin Roy was struck by the bus at the intersection of 49th Street and 28th Avenue S. on Tuesday. She remains in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center. The incident remains under investigation.
The company operates school buses on contract from a base in the Windom neighborhood of south Minneapolis. Regan said there were nine students on the bus at the time of the crash who were not injured.