School is almost back in session and the Ohio State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to be aware of school buses.
Anytime a school bus displays flashing lights, motorists must remember to stop at least 10 feet back when approaching it from either side, and not to resume driving until the school bus begins moving. With buses loading and unloading children daily, Lieutenant Matt Boyd said the Patrol will be paying extra attention to reckless drivers.
The State Highway Patrol says a bus driver involved in a Monday morning accident in Perry County has been cited with failure to control.
According to the Lancaster Post, 54-year-old James Davis of New Lexington was driving the bus which was empty at the time on State Route 37 near Black Gold Road when he lost control and went off the right side of the roadway.
The bus driver over-corrected and flipped the bus onto its side.
The Lancaster Post of the State Highway Patrol says it is investigating a school bus accident this Monday morning. It happened on State Route 37 and Black Gold Road near New Lexington. Troopers just arrived on the scene report that no children were on the bus and the driver was not injured
The Highway Patrol investigation in the cause of a fatal school bus accident in Muskingum County is continuing. Today Zanesville Post Commander Lt. Steven Rine told Whiz News there were no mechanical problems that caused the accident. Lt. Rine says the Patrol reconstruction team did a full bus inspection and determined there was no mechanical reason for the crash that killed six-year-old Kasey King of Frazeysburg. Lt. Rine says a digital video tape of the accident is also being analyzed by...