Worcester bus driver had history of infractions

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WORCESTER (AP) - State records show that a Worcester city bus driver who struck and killed a pedestrian last month had a history of motor vehicle infractions before he was hired by the Worcester Regional Transit Authority.

Seventy-year-old Edward Rossi Jr. of Shrewsbury was driving the bus that struck 62-year-old Linda Sneed on Sept. 28. Police charged him with motor vehicle homicide.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that Rossi's driving record before he was hired by the transit authority in 1997 included eight infractions, as well as accidents in which he was deemed at fault.

John Carney is general manager of RTA Services, a private company that operates Worcester Regional Transit Authority buses. He says that under his watch, his company wouldn't have hired Rossi.

Rossi didn't immediately return a message Sunday.