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Bus Driver Resigns After Running Over Snowman

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A bus driver lost his job after this video showed him running over a snowman.  (Credit: YouTube)

A bus driver lost his job after this video showed him running over a snowman. (Credit: YouTube)

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URBANA, Ill. – A Champaign-Urbana bus driver has resigned after officials with the transit agency saw an online video of the driver running over a snowman built in the middle of a street.

The video is posted on YouTube. It shows the bus veering toward the snowman on the University of Illinois campus and running over it.

The video was posted after a snowstorm earlier this month and shows only one other vehicle on the street at the time. That car steered around the snowman moments before the bus hit it. It isn’t clear who built the snowman or shot the video.

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District spokeswoman Jan Kijowski told The (Champaign) News-Gazette that the driver resigned. She refused to identify the driver or discuss the resignation.

A “Save The Bus Driver” Facebook page as been created in an effort to get the driver back behind the wheel. As of Monday afternoon, it had over 800 fans

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