Pedestrian in stable condition after bus accident | Driver cited for third time

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LINCOLN, Neb. – A 65-year-old pedestrian is in stable condition at a local hospital after a StarTran bus struck the individual in a crosswalk Monday afternoon.

The incident occurred at 12th and M streets just before 2:30 p.m.

The 56-year-old driver, Ernestine Johnson, was ticketed for failing to yield and is not driving for StarTran while the incident is under investigation.

A witness said the pedestrian, identified as Sheila Scheinost, was walking westbound in the crosswalk when she was struck.

According to Lincoln Police accident reports, Johnson had been previously cited for two accidents while driving a StarTran bus.

The first occurred on Nov. 14, 2016. Johnson was driving a bus when it collided with another vehicle near 11th and N streets. She was cited for following too closely.

In addition, on Dec. 3, 2016, the bus she was driving collided with a vehicle at the intersection of 16th and G streets. She was cited for failure to yield.

According to StarTran policy, disciplinary action may be warranted pending the results of the investigation.