One student sustains minor injuries in pick-up/bus crash

GEORGETOWN – One student sustained minor injuries in a collision Friday afternoon between a pickup truck and a school bus transporting 37 Sussex Central High School students, Delaware State Police report.

The crash occurred on U.S. 113 at the intersection of Wood Branch Road about 3 p.m. involving a Ford F250 pickup operated a 17-year-old male from Georgetown and a 2010 International Bus School operated by George H. Haller, 81, of Millsboro.

Investigation revealed the teen driver at the intersection yield sign failed to stop for the bus, state police spokesman Gary Fournier said.

The driver swerved the bus in attempt to avoid the collision but the vehicles collided.

There was one reported injury: a 16-year-old female from Georgetown was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with minor non-life-threatening injuries, Cpl. Fournier said.

State troopers cited the 17-year-old for failure to yield the right of way and failure to have insurance in possession.

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