Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- A Lawrenceville woman accused of triggering a bus crash that injured 14 people two days before Christmas was denied bond this week.
Joy Christine Wilson, 32, is accused of hitting the bus while recklessly driving a Honda, causing the bus to cross several lanes of Interstate 85, slam into a guardrail and tip over. The impact injured everyone on board, three critically.
Chief Magistrate Court Judge George Hutchinson bound charges against Wilson to Superior Court for a possible indictment Tuesday, according to a court representative. She faces a dozen criminal charges and traffic violations.
Among Wilson's six felony counts are charges of serious injury by vehicle and failure to return to an accident scene.
Police said Wilson stopped briefly before fleeing the crash site. She was apprehended a short time later.
The Just People Inc. bus was part of a caravan traveling from Norcross to an art class in Hoschton. Twelve passengers were hospitalized, and all but one have been released, a Just People Inc. founder told the Daily Post earlier this month.
The Norcross-based, nonprofit organization provides support services to adults with developmental disabilities.