Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Wellsville: Minor injuries in car-bus crash on Williams Avenue

Wellsville police say charges are pending following a car & school bus crash Tuesday afternoon on Williams Avenue in Wellsville. Wellsville Police Chief Tim O'Grady told RNN at the scene that about two dozen students were on the bus when a car "backed into the side of the bus." The incident prompted a multi-agency response with ambulances streaming into Wellsville from Andover and Amity Rescue. The
driver of the car sustained "minor" injuries according to first responders and was taken to Jones Memorial. At least one other person also sustained a minor injury as well.
Students were transferred to another bus to return home.
The crash itself did draw nearly every homeowner or house occupant to the street to view the situation.
All available Wellsville police officers on duty responded to the scene, along with Wellsville ambulance, rescue, Andover ambulance, Amity Rescue and Wellsville fire.
Wellsville police press release:

On 4/19/16 at 3:24 p.m. Wellsville Police responded to a two car motor vehicle crash on Williams Ave. which involved a Wellsville Central School bus. The initial investigation determined that a vehicle driven by Rose Dahar, age 86 from Wellsville, backed out of a private driveway and into the side of the school bus which was traveling southbound and being operated by Colleen Kear, age 52 from Wellsville. The bus was occupied by approximately two dozen elementary school aged kids.  Dahar and one student were transported by ambulance to Jones Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Assisting at the scene were ambulances from Wellsville, Amity and Andover, the Wellsville Rescue Squad and the Wellsville Fire Dept.  Charges are pending.