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TV NEWS: WSP Urges Vehicular Homicide Charges Against Bus Driver

5/14/14 - Q13 Fox News - Washington State Patrol has recommended that the Sound Transit bus driver who was behind the wheel in the accident that caused the death of an elderly couple be charged with vehicular homicide.

“We were expecting this. Certainly the family was hopeful that charges would be brought,” Rotta family attorney Chris Davis said.

The Rotta children have also filed a civil suit against First Transit, the company contracted by Sound Transit to operate the bus.

Davis says the criminal charges are appropriate.

“We believe that the conduct here certainly meets the statutory definition of the charges. The charges require a showing a recklessness and severe injury or death and we believe that that has been met in this case,” Rotta said.