Disney World Bus Crash Killed 9-Year-Old Boy on Bike; Child Found “Solely Responsible”

Walt Disney World is apparently off the hook in a fatal bus collision this spring that killed a 9-year-old boy on a bicycle.

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) has determined that in the April 1 crash that killed 9-year-old Chase Brubaker, the boy was “solely responsible” for the accident involving a Disney World bus.

The collision happened near the entrance to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground.

The investigators’ report shows the bus was traveling in the same direction as Brubaker when he crossed into the road and hit the bus. He was pulled under the right rear tire.

The report released Monday also says the youngster’s bicycle had a flat rear tire and an under-inflated front tire that could have contributed to the crash. FHP says bus driver David Rich was not at fault, and no charges will be filed.


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