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The lawsuit alleges that the CCSD bus driver had a history of DUI collisions that preceded the October crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County School District (CCSD) and a school district bus driver are facing trial for the second time in three years in connection with a crash that an attorney said was the latest incident involving a driver with a history of collisions, and even a conviction conviction for driving under the influence.

According to a lawsuit filed May 20, Victoria Nelson, a CCSD bus driver, collided with Jorge Mejia near the intersection of Desert Inn Road and Nellis Boulevard in October. Footage from inside the school bus shows the vehicle driven by Nelson speeding through a red light, colliding with Mejia’s pickup truck. Footage shows children on the bus apparently screaming during the crash.


Paul Shpirt, chief litigation attorney at the Dimopoulos law firm, which represents Mejia, said CCSD’s previous decisions resulted in injuries to his client and put his children and assets at risk.

“All because the Clark County School District did not see fit to fire Nelson as a bus driver,” Shpirt said.

Footage from inside the school bus shows the vehicle driven by Nelson speeding through a red light, colliding with Mejia’s pickup truck.

Shpirt claims Nelson has been involved in multiple accidents and has been sued for the second time in three years.

“I know Ms. Nelson and the reason I know Ms. Nelson is in 2021 is because we sued Ms. Nelson and the Clark County School District for the same type of accident,” Shpirt said.

According to testimony in the 2021 lawsuit, Nelson admitted to an arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence in 2006, ultimately pleading guilty and having her license suspended for a year. At the time, she was working for CCSD as a bus aide, but in 2017, despite her history, she was promoted to bus driver.

“I am very concerned that bus drivers with this history would be allowed to drive our children,” Shpirt said.

CCSD settled the 2021 lawsuit just days before the crash in October 2023. While the Clark County School District has a policy of not commenting on pending litigation, Shpirt said Nelson continues to work for CCSD to the best of his knowledge.