Authorities claim that the man from Seattle who is suspected of starting the fatal chain-reaction crash that killed a woman on 9 November by crashing a metro bus into a building has a criminal past.
Adam Abelson, 31, is suspected of several offences and has reportedly had over 50 arrest warrants in the past, according to the prosecution.
Prosecutors claim that Abelson has a long criminal history that includes hit-and-runs, car prowling, lying to government officials, theft, and organised retail crime.
In court filings, authorities claim that in addition to being at fault for the bus-related collision in Seattle, Abelson was also charged with possessing drug paraphernalia on his front seat at the time of the incident.
Additionally, sources claim that Abelson was “speeding at highway speeds and much faster than the 25mph speed limit.”
According to accounts, Abelson “collided with the front bumper of the Prius before striking the bus near the front left tyre” in the deadly collision.
According to investigators, Amanda Schneider, a pedestrian, was standing at the southeast corner when the bus was pushed towards her. It is said that she attempted to flee but was struck and murdered.
According to authorities, Abelson is currently being prosecuted for reckless driving, vehicular murder, and operating a vehicle without a legal licence.
According to court records, the state toxicology lab is analysing the data to ascertain whether Abelson was impaired by drugs or alcohol at the time of the collision.