At 12:59am Saturday morning, the To the Bottom and Back bus was struck from behind while it was stopped in front of Baja Bean.
At 12:59am Saturday morning, the To the Bottom and Back bus was struck from behind while it was stopped in front of Baja Bean (1520 W. Main Street, which also happens to be where the RVANews office is located).
To the Bottom and Back provides free transportation on the weekends to and from Shockoe Bottom in an effort to prevent fun-seeking Richmonders from drinking and driving.
The driver of the vehicle that struck the bus, Thomas S. Burt, was charged with driving under the influence and driving without an operator’s license.
Shortly after the incident To the Bottom and Back had this to say on Twitter:
(Click on links to see photos of the damage.)
To the Bottom and Back runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 6pm to 3am. The route runs from Ellwood Thompson’s to The Market near Tobacco row throughout the night. They will also stop anywhere along the route for a pick-up or drop-off. Call 804-908-2945 for specific bus information.