Charlotte police have cited the owner of a bus carrying a UNC Charlotte student who fell to her death through a window last week. Investigators said the bus did not have insurance and its license plate was fictitious.
In a news release, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said the owner of the bus, Victor Rabb, “Has voluntarily surrendered the vehicle to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol’s Motor Carrier Division to allow state investigators the opportunity to inspect the vehicle for any equipment violations.”
Rabb told Channel 9 on Monday that he can’t say why the insurance was not up to date.
“We’re just trying to work through it,” Rabb said. “It’s just tragic. We have no comment at this time.”
Court records show that Rabb has faced similar charges before.
In 2012, prosecutors dismissed charges of fictitious tag and operating a vehicle with no insurance.
A year later, he pleaded guilty to improper use of a dealer permit or tag.
The bizarre incident happened around 10:25 p.m. Tuesday on North Tryon Street near the intersection of Sugar Creek Road in northeast Charlotte. Witnesses said 20-year-old Polly Rogers fell out of the emergency window of a Charlotte Party Charters bus and was hit by two cars.