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Colorado family has spent nearly 4 years fighting company at center of Weld Co. school bus crash

Few answers after a RoadSafe driver hit them
Posted at 5:48 PM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 20:56:38-04

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- A Colorado family has spent nearly four years fighting to get answers from RoadSafe, the same company at the center of the Weld County school bus crash from earlier this month.

Police believe the driver, William Carroll, fell asleep behind the wheel before his vehicle slammed into the school bus causing it to roll. Carroll was an employee with RoadSafe Traffic Systems and he was driving a company vehicle.

"I saw it on the news and I wasn't surprised one bit," said Stephen Burg, an attorney who spoke with Denver7. 

After the school bus rollover, Burg has serious questions about how the company screens and monitors its drivers. He's still fighting with RoadSafe after a driver with a lengthy rap sheet, including murder charges, was involved in an accident that happened four years ago. 

A RoadSafe driver hit Burg's family in 2014 while they were driving from Steamboat to Silverthorne. His brother, pregnant sister-in-law and their small child were in the SUV that was involved in the crash.

"They're in the middle of nowhere, they're driving along and suddenly they're hit from behind, and then they're hit again," said Burg.

The family filed a lawsuit against RoadSafe and the case is still ongoing. According to court documents, the driver tried to take off then he got out of his truck and began to act aggressively toward the family. They don't know what caused the driver to hit them. 

"This was a terrifying experience that they had to go through because RoadSafe made a decision to put one of their employees behind the wheel of a vehicle who probably shouldn't have been there," said Burg.

The driver, Michael Delguidice, has a record that makes you wonder why RoadSafe would hire him in the first place. Records show prior charges for murder, possession of a controlled substance and vehicle theft. 

Denver7 reached out to RoadSafe but the company would not comment on pending litigation. 

To make matters worse, Burg said a recent Colorado Supreme Court ruling is making it harder to hold employers like RoadSafe accountable for the actions of their employees.

"It should've never happened, this is something that never should've happened," said Burg.