Bus crash damages University Place 8
CARBONDALE, IL — A bus operated by Southern Illinois University Student Union’s bus service, the Saluki Express, crashed into the east wall of the University Place 8 cinema on January 27. None of the passengers was injured and the driver, who may have suffered a medical emergency causing him to lose control of the vehicle, has been released from the hospital. Two screens are out of service as the damaged is being assessed.
University Place 8 reopened Wednesday and was showing movies in six of its eight auditoriums, Kerasotes employees said. Theater managers are waiting to hear the cost of the damage from a structural engineer, they said.
Officials from Beck Bus did not return multiple phone calls for comment, but James Barnes, a former driver for Saluki Express, said the company would most likely put Parker through multiple tests before allowing him to drive again.
There’s more here in the Daily Egyptian.