In 2009, a Skokie school bus driver lost consciousness while driving and is now being sued by the parents of the children. The bus driver was sentenced to probation and community service after being found guilty of child endangerment. The driver claims he blacked out because of low blood sugar, due to his diabetes.
The lawsuit also names First Student Bus Co as a defendant, claiming they should have checked the driver’s driving and medical history better before hiring him. The lawsuit claims that one child suffered permanent injuries in the crash; however, in 2009, the police stated that minor injuries were only sustained by one child.