No students hurt when bus hit during stop on Batavia Elba Townline Road
Submitted by Howard Owens on September 11, 2012 - 12:03am
No children were injured this morning when the school bus they were on was hit by a car that had been rear-ended by another vehicle.
The driver who hit the stopped vehicle blamed sun glare for lack of visibility but was cited for allegedly following too closely.
The school bus was actively involved in loading a passenger, according to the accident report, and the driver, Jessica Ann Naas, 46, of Lockport Road, Oakfield, had
not turned on the bus stop lights.
The bus was stopped at 3800 Batavia Elba Townline Road at 7:14 a.m.
Cited for allegedly tailgating was Alec Richmond Seppala, 18, of Drake Street, Oakfield.
Seppala's 2001 Pontiac sedan hit a 1998 Nissan sedan driven by Steven R. Koneski, 32, of Salt Works Road, Medina.
Koneski suffered a minor injury and was transported to UMMC.
There were 15 students on the bus, ages 13 to 17.
The accident was investigated by Deputy Chris Parker.