Irving Bus Driver Deliberately Drives Wrong Way On Service Road

By KRLD's Matt Thomas and CBS 11's Jay Gormley
wrong way bus Irving Bus Driver Deliberately Drives Wrong Way On Service Road

This picture was snapped of a school bus going the wrong way on the service road of eastbound Highway 183 in Irving, during morning rush hour on March 5. (credit: Paul Mann/CBSDFW.com)

IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) –  An Irving bus driver faces disciplinary action after he admits driving the wrong way to avoid a backup on TX-183 Monday morning.

Once they tracked him down, the district says Yaw Boadi admitted driving the wrong way on the service road of the Airport Freeway because of a wreck that had traffic backed up around Story Road in Irving. Pat Lamb, Irving ISD’s director of school safety and operations, says there was a special needs elementary school student on board at the time.

“But I know this,” he said. “That driver will never drive again for Irving schools.”

Boadi, who technically is an employee of Dallas County Schools, has been put on administrative leave and Lamb says he will not be driving a bus for Irving schools again. He’s driven for the district since 2007.

The investigation started because of a picture taken shortly before 7 a.m. Monday of the driver going the wrong way (seen above). He had just picked his first student of the day, Lamb said, and was en-route to pick up others. His destination was John R. Good Elementary School.

After Spring Break, Lamb said he’s been assured by Dallas County Schools that all drivers will undergo additional safety training courses.


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One Comment

  1. DDR says:

    Friggin’ idiot. Enjoy joblessness, moron.

  2. TB says:

    Why is it that it was pointed out that a special needs student was on board. Like that makes any difference to why the driver did what they did or that it made it any more terrible. It was bad judgement no matter who, if anyone, was on board. Quit trying to make certain groups out to be the victims or putting labels on people. It does not serve any good purpose at all.

  3. RLH says:

    What difference did it make to report that s SPECIAL ED student was onboard the bus? Comments like these are offensive to some; it made no difference that the student had special needs. Who, I wonder, drafted the script for this report? The reporter, a writer? How many people “reviewed” this story before it aired, thus how many people thought that this comment was acceptable?? Tighten up guys….gotta do better.

    1. DDR says:

      The reporters are also the writers of the story in most cases. I agree, a student is a student, special needs or not. A STUDENT could have been hurt or killed by that idiot’s decision.

      On a side note: “That driver will never drive again for Irving schools.” What does that mean? He’ll be transferred to another ISD job, where he can exercise bad judgment there, too?

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