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Kingston family frustrated after they say bus crashes into their parked car and takes off

Kingston family says the bus driver kept driving after the accident

A Kingston family was left in shock after they believe a Kingston Transit bus hit their parked vehicle and then took off.

It happened Wednesday at around 8:30 p.m. on Kings Court Avenue.

According to car owner Adam Ray and his mother, the car was parked in front of his house.

“I was in the basement of my house. My sister came down and said that my car had been hit by a bus.I thought she was playing some kind of joke,” said Ray.

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The Rays said they spotted the transit bus zooming down Kings Court northbound at a high speed when it slammed into the parked vehicle, causing a loud shrieking noise they heard from inside their home.

They said the bus driver hit the brakes, paused briefly, and then kept going.

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Ray’s mother then ran outside and got into her car to catch up to the bus.

“I told them.I did see you hit my car. He at first tried to say I didn’t even realize I did that. And I just said I saw you hit the brakes. You hesitated and then made the decision to keep going,” said Sherri Ray.

Ray reported it to the police who arrived on scene and so did a Kingston Transit supervisor.

Ray said she was shocked how the supervisor acted when he said “Don’t worry about it. This happens all the time.”

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“I just think he could have had a little more consideration. I just found his attitude towards the whole situation very disturbing,” said Sherri.

Kingston Transit isn’t releasing much information about the incident but did acknowledge it occurred.

“Police attended and no charges were laid against the driver. The matter remains under review but the City does not speak publicly about personnel matters,” read the statement by Kingston Transit.

Ray is hopeful his insurance will cover the damage but for now, Kingston Police suggested that he not drive his vehicle until it is fixed.

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