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Case Continued For Driver Accused In Deadly RHAM Accident

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A Hebron woman, charged in connection with a car versus pedestrian accident, that led to the death of a longtime RHAM Middle School teacher, has had her case continued August 28.

On the morning of March 14, Dawn Mallory-Bushor, 65, a math teacher at the school, was struck by the SUV of Elizabeth Everett, 50, while Everett was backing up in the school bus drop off zone.

Everett turned herself in to state police at Troop K in Colchester on July 28 to face charges of misconduct with a motor vehicle and unsafe backing.

Mallory-Bushor, a teacher for 30 years and owner of a tax preparation business, sustained head injuries, which led to her death on March 28.

Last night, the Region 8 school district’s Board of Education, heard a presentation from a firm with recommendations as to how the school district could redesign traffic patterns on the school property to make it safer for pedestrians and vehicles. The final plan from the engineers will come next week, if approved, the school can start moving forward with the plan. But, school officials said it will not be done in time for the 2014 school year to begin.

Misconduct with a motor vehicle is a Class D felony, with a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

About a month ago, the town of Hebron received a notice from a representative of Mallory’s estate indicating plans to sue as a result of a “dangerous or defective roadway.”

This report, filed earlier today, looks closer at the traffic safety improvement plans setup in the wake of this case:

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