Surveillance Video Captures Cause of Bus Crash

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WXIN Reporting, Courtesy CNN

CARMEL, Indiana -- A Carmel bus driver who crashed into the side of a home in late May has resigned Tuesday morning.

A spokesperson with Carmel Clay Schools said 74-year-old Jack Thomas handed in his resignation in writing. The school district said Thomas has been employed with them for 12 years.

Thomas sustained minor injuries after crashing a bus into a Carmel home on May 23. Police said the bus drove through a ditch and into the backyard, before coming to a rest in the side of the house.

Surveillance video on the bus captured the incident on tape. Thomas was seen not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Police said Thomas was making a turn but turned to wide, hitting the curb. They said he bounced out of his seat before the bus crashed into the home.

A family of four was inside the home when the accident occurred. They said were just waking up when they heard the loud crash.

Thomas was cited for not wearing a seatbelt.