A crash between an STA bus and a car this weekend was caught by multiple cameras and shows just how dangerous running a red light can be for everyone involved.
At any given movement there are at least eight cameras rolling aboard Spokane Transit Authority buses. The recordings are intended to monitor bad behavior and in some cases, other people's bad driving.
Over the weekend in downtown Spokane a Subaru collided with an STA bus, and eyewitnesses like Theresa Taylor helped investigators determine who was responsible in the crash.
"We were coming down and this green car pulled in front of the bus and we T-boned it," she said.
Taylor's account of the accident is totally accurate, but the bus on-board cameras picked up something else important. The recordings showed the bus had a four second old green light when the Subaru entered the intersection.
"It did appear that inattention was a factor. This green light had been going for quite a while for the STA bus and unfortunately for what ever reason, this gentleman ran the red light and hit the bus," Spokane Police Officer Teresa Fuller said.