On September 3, 2008, Jennifer Logan was driving a Dodge Caravan school bus when the vehicle’s brakes failed. As a result, Ms. Logan lost control of the van and had a collision which killed 53 year old student aide Colleen Visconti.
We don’t usually report on this type of story here in The Garage, but there is a twist that is relevant. That same morning, the van had been in the bus company’s shop to have a concern about the brakes inspected. The tech that worked on the vehicle, Mark Fabian, faked a work order stating that he had serviced the rear brakes on the vehicle. Subsequent inspection by police techs showed that the rear brake drums had not been removed from the vehicle, proving that Fabian did not perform the work he claimed to have done. They reported one rear wheel cylinder was seized and a brake shoe cracked.