“Fatal Brandeis Shuttle Crash: Student Killed and Others Injured, Driver Identified”

By | July 30, 2023

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A Brandeis University shuttle driver was allegedly speeding when the bus crashed, killing a student, according to newly released federal records. The driver had also worked long hours that week. This incident raises questions about why so many Americans are forced to work multiple jobs just to make ends meet. It is important to address the underlying conditions that contribute to tragedies like this. BostonGlobe.com reported

Newly Released Records Reveal Speeding as Cause of Fatal Brandeis Shuttle Crash

According to recently released federal records, a Brandeis University shuttle driver was allegedly traveling at a high speed on the night of the fatal bus crash that claimed the life of a student. The records also shed light on the number of hours the driver had worked that week. This new information has brought attention to the underlying issues surrounding long working hours and the struggle to make ends meet for many Americans.

The tragic death of Brandeis undergraduate Vanessa Mark in the crash, along with injuries sustained by at least 26 other passengers, calls for a deeper analysis of the conditions that contributed to this devastating incident. It is important to address the reasons why so many individuals are forced to work long hours at multiple jobs just to barely get by. People like Jean Michel Fenelon, the driver identified in the police report, who contribute significantly to our economy, often receive very little in return.

This incident should serve as a wake-up call to the nation. We need to not only mourn the loss and injuries suffered but also tackle the underlying issues that led to this tragedy. It is time to examine why so many individuals are burdened with long working hours and low wages. By addressing these problems, we can strive to create a safer and more equitable society.

Max F. Roberts
Natick

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The writer is a member of the Brandeis University class of 2010..