POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A school bus driver has been sentenced to three years' probation and 600 hours of community service in an accident that killed an elderly pedestrian in suburban Philadelphia last fall.
The (Pottstown) Mercury (http://bit.ly/1rOtpgZ ) reports that 64-year-old Donna Engler of Perkiomenville was sentenced Thursday in Montgomery County Court.
She pleaded guilty in January to a misdemeanor charge of involuntary manslaughter in the Sept. 9 accident that killed 78-year-old Shirley Wilhelm of Pottstown. Police said the victim was out for her morning walk when she was hit as the bus turned right.
Montgomery County Judge Gary Silow said Engler had shown remorse. Engler tearfully apologized to the victim's relatives, saying "I cry myself to sleep at night wondering how this accident happened."
Information from: The Mercury, http://www.pottsmerc.com
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Rain arrives for the second half of the work week. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Scattered showers are possible tonight as a cold front approaches the area. Otherwise, the best chance for rain will be Thursday afternoon and night where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.
Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday. We may still see a passing shower Saturday. Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend where both days only see high temps in the mid 70s with many of us falling into the 50s at night.