Updated 02/22/2012 04:06 PM
Trial for Megabus driver adjourned until Monday
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The trial for the Megabus driver accused of killing four people in the 2010 crash into the railroad bridge over Onondaga Lake Parkway will resume Monday. Prosecutors are expected to call one more witness in the trial of John Tomaszewski. That person is currently out of town.
Their case Wednesday focused on accident reconstruction: discussion of the number, location and visibility of more than a dozen warning signs leading up to the bridge.
A sheriff's deputy testified that even if Tomaszewski had missed all of the signs, he still would have had eight seconds after he came around a curve to see the bridge and brake. Another reconstruction expert explained how he downloaded the bus' black box, which contained no evidence of emergency braking.
And the safety trainer with Megabus' parent company testified that Tomaszewski went through both height awareness and route training before he was given the route: that less than two months before the crash.