Tiffany Zembower was driving 40-45 mph and did not slow for the stopped bus which resulted in the collision of her 2003 Toyota Tacoma and the little boy. He was identified by a family member as Yonis Rodriguez. The impact from Tiffany Zembower’s car knocked the boy approximately 7 feet. He was left with severe trauma to his head, internal bleeding, and several broken bones. Tiffany was completely unharmed. The bus driver told police she saw the approaching vehicle as the child began to cross the street and tried warning him by flashing her lights and honking the horn, but it was too late. The cops later found that she had 5 mini alcohol bottles in her possession. A judge set Zembower’s bail at $25,000 with release conditions that she does not drive, consume alcohol, and wear a monitoring device. She will be back in court on Feb. 2.
We pray for Yonis’s family as their child heals from this nightmare. We hope that he recovers as swiftly and as smoothly as possible. Driving is so dangerous, especially trying to drive past children’s buses. The stop signs on the side are there for a reason. In Driver’s Education, you learn what to do and what not to do. This situation is exactly what not to do near school buses. If you do not understand what waswrong with this situation contact ourdriver’s education program.