From the Office of the Sheriff
Sheriff Dennis L. Dotson
For Immediate Release
Date: Sep 21, 2010
||Deputy Karl Vertner|
||Traffic Crash Involving a School Bus|
||Sep 20, 2010|
||Approximately 7:40 am|
||N. North Bank Road|
On September 20, 2010 at approximately 7:42am, Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy Karl Vertner was dispatched to a traffic crash on N. North Bank Road near the intersection of N. Toad Hill Court in Otis, Oregon. Deputy Vertner was advised a Mid-Columbia School Bus carrying approximately 35 students had collided with a passenger vehicle at the location.
Investigation revealed the school bus was traveling westbound on N. North Bank Road when a white 1989 Jeep Wrangler, operated by a 16 year old female, pulled out of a residential driveway in front of the bus. The bus collided with the rear driver's side of the Jeep Wrangler, pushing it into the eastbound ditch. Both vehicles sustained minor damage.
North Lincoln Fire Personnel, along with PacWest Ambulance, responded to the scene. Medical personnel determined the three occupants traveling in the Jeep were uninjured. Three juvenile students traveling on the bus reported they sustained minor injuries; one of the juveniles, a 16 year old female, was transported by ambulance to North Lincoln Hospital for observation. Additional buses responded to the scene to transport the remaining students to their school destinations.
Following the crash investigation, Deputy Vertner cited the driver of the Jeep Wrangler for Failure of driver entering roadway to yield right of way.
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