Redwood City bus driver pleads not guilty to reckless driving

REDWOOD CITY (KRON) — A bus driver accused of hitting a pedestrian while distracted pleaded not guilty to reckless driving, according to San Mateo prosecutors.

Tiana Marie Wilbert, a 31-year-old San Francisco resident faces felony charges after she got distracted by an electronic device while driving an airport shuttle, and hit a pedestrian.

The 32-year-old victim suffered broken bones, a collapsed lung, a torn spleen and brain bleeding after being struck by Wilbert.

Wilbert reportedly denied being on her cellphone and claimed the traffic signal had been a green light at the time of the collision, but prosecutors say that video evidence contradicts her statements.

If Wilbert is convicted, she could face six months in prison.

She is currently out on bail.

 

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