Troopers Update This Morning’s Bus Crash On 896, Bus Driver Cited


Bear – The Delaware State Police are investigating a crash involving a school bus that occurred at approximately 6:58 a.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at the intersection of DE 896 southbound at Brennan Blvd., Bear, according to Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin.

Austin said the investigation has determined that a 2006 Nissan Sentra, operated by a 17-year-old from Newark, was traveling DE 896 southbound in the left lane approaching the intersection with Brennan Blvd. A 2013 International school bus, operated by a 44-year-old Townsend woman, was stopped in the DE 896 southbound left turn lane at the intersection of Brennan Blvd. The bus changed from the left turn lane into the left thru lane, directly into the path of the Nissan, accoring to Austin. The operator of the Nissan applied his brakes and attempted to veer right to avoid the bus but could not do so and in turn the front left of his vehicle struck the front right side of the bus. Both vehicles came to rest in the DE 896 southbound lanes of travel.

All of the students on the bus, who were from Appoquinimink High School, did not sustain any injuries as a result of the crash, said Austin. The bus driver was transported to the Christiana Hospital with minor injuries.

The driver of the Nissan along with a 17 year old passenger were transported to the Christiana Hospital for evaluation.

The driver of the bus was cited for Improper Lane Change.

DE 896 southbound was closed for approximately for approximately 1 hour while the scene was investigated and cleared.

Breaking Report

Bear – Delaware State Police have all southbound lanes of Route 896-Summit Bridge Road at Red Lion Road shut down due to an accident involving a school bus.
Troopers have reported that all of the students are uninjured.

Emergency responders en route to the scene have reported that they have been involved in a minor accident as well on Summit Bridge Road.

Traffic now getting by on the shoulder at the light.

Expect heavy delays. Traffic backing up past Glasgow Avenue. Use alternate routes.

Troopers just released the following statement:

“Bear – The Delaware State Police are currently on scene of a crash involving a school bus that occurred at approximately 6:58 a.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at the intersection of DE 896 southbound at Brennan Blvd., Bear. The initial investigation has determined that the bus driver sustained minor injuries, however, none of the students on the bus were injured as a result of the crash.

Motorists will experience delays in the area and are advised to seek alternate routes of travel.

The investigation is in the early stages with further details being released as they become available.”

 

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