A Flagler County school bus driver was issued a citation earlier this week for failure to give information and render aid after he hit a bicyclist on an after-school bus route, according to a Flagler County Sheriff’s Office report.
George Pines, the driver of the school bus, left Matanzas High School with students on board and headed west on Matanzas Woods Parkway around 2:15 p.m. June 4.
Anthony Allgor, a Matanzas student, was traveling west on Matanzas Woods Parkway on his bicycle.
Because of inclement weather, Pines stated that he could not see outside of his windows, according to the report.
As Pines was heading west, he heard a thump or noise as if he had hit something, the report states. As the bus went by Allgor, the front ride side of Pines’ school bus hit Allgor’s handlebars, which knocked him over.
Pines tried to radio other buses or dispatch, but he could not get through, according to the report.
Pines observed Allgor walking his bicycle and gave him the thumbs up, the report states. Allgor stated he was OK, and Pines continued with his bus route. Pines never returned to the scene of the accident.
Another bus driver, being driven by Lana Flanery, was behind Pines and observed Allgor falling over on his bicycle. Flanery tried to inform Pines of the incident, but he continued on his route.
Deputies made contact with Allgor at home. He had sustained scratches to his left hip and elbow.