By North Carolina Lawyers Weekly Staff
Published: June 12,2012
Thomas v. Union County Board of Education The Industrial Commission’s finding and conclusion that the defendant’s school bus driver was not negligent were supported by substantial evidence: The bus driver, corroborated by the motorist behind the bus, testified that she stopped at a stop sign, looked both ways, pulled up further to get a better view and looked both ways again. Not seeing any traffic, she proceeded to cross the road. When the bus was over half way across the road, the front of plaintiff’s car struck the bus between the front and back tires.