Copake, NY – Serious Crash Involving School Bus Under Investigation
Copake, NY (January 2, 2019) – An investigation has been launched by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office concerning a crash that occurred between a motor vehicle and a school bus. The accident was reported to have taken place on Wednesday morning, January 2, in the town of Copake.
Police responded to a call regarding a car that crashed into the rear-end of a school bus on Route 22 near Lackawanna Road a little before 8:00 a.m. 15 students were stated to have been on board the bus at the time of the collision. Thankfully, none of them were injured in the accident.
According to authorities, the school bus had its red lights flashing as it was stopped in the roadway when the driver of a 2012 Dodge Charger, who had been traveling north along Route 22, crashed into the back of the vehicle. The driver of the Charger was transported to a local hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries. The school bus driver suffered only minor wounds and was treated at the scene.
No further information has been made available as investigators are currently looking into the events that led to this incident.
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