The 19-year-old driver who struck three people, including two children, at a Forsyth County school bus stop now faces numerous charges including DUI.
Deputies with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department say Christopher Ray Frachiseur may have been under the influence of drugs when he failed to stop for the bus on Buford Highway near Bonnie Brea Road just before 7 a.m. Friday. His Toyota Camry jumped the curb, traveled down the sidewalk and struck the three victims who were waiting at the end of their driveway to board the bus which had its signal arm out.
“As they walked across the sidewalk to get on the bus is when this car went to the right of the school bus to avoid hitting the school bus and ran them over,” Cpl. Doug Rainwater tells WSB’s Sandra Parrish.
All three victims including two sisters, ages 6 and 9, and 43-year-old Jose Arturo Corejo-Nunez, described as a relative, were hospitalized. At least one of the girls was listed in critical condition.
The 20 students, who were on the bus headed to Haw Creek Elementary in Cumming, were placed on another bus and taken to school were counselors were available to talk with both students and staff.
Fachiseur, who also faces three counts of serious injury by vehicle, reckless driving, failure to stop for a school bus loading or unloading, too fast for conditions, and due care while operating a motor vehicle, is scheduled to make his first court appearance at 10:30 Saturday morning.