Bus rear-ended by SUV; students sustain minor injuries

SEAFORD – Seven students sustained minor injuries Monday morning when a car rear-ended a Seaford School District school bus, Delaware State Police report.

State police spokesman Cpl. Gary Fournier said the crash occurred around 9:07 a.m. Monday as a 2014 International school bus operated by a 29-year-old woman from Seaford was northbound on U.S. 13 (Sussex Highway) just south of Cannon Road.

Investigation revealed the bus had just stopped at a traffic light and was beginning to proceed forward with the traffic flow when a 2006 Chevrolet Equinox, operated by a 17-year-old female from Seaford, struck the rear of the bus.

Both vehicles were able to come to a controlled stop in the travel lane of US13.

The bus driver was uninjured in the incident.

As of 11:30 a.m., seven students that were passengers on the bus carrying 35, were later transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital by EMS or parents with non-life-threatening injuries after being evaluated by medical personnel at Seaford High School.  The ages of the students ranged from 12-17 years old, Cpl. Fournier said.

The 17-year-old female was properly restrained and was uninjured in the collision.  State troopers cited her for careless driving and failure to have insurance in possession.

The Sussex County Post delivers news from Georgetown and southern Delaware. Follow @SussexPost on Twitter.

You are encouraged to leave relevant comments but engaging in personal attacks, threats, online bullying or commercial spam will not be allowed. All comments should remain within the bounds of fair play and civility. (You can disagree with others courteously, without being disagreeable.) Feel free to express yourself but keep an open mind toward finding value in what others say. To report abuse or spam, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box.