DUANESBURG – An SUV struck a Duanesburg school bus Wednesday afternoon, sending one passenger on the bus to the hospital with head and neck pain, Schenectady County Sheriff’s officials said.
In all, 26 passengers and the bus driver were on board the Duanesburg Central School District bus when it was struck, officials said.
All those on board were evaluated by EMS on scene. The one passenger was taken on to Albany Medical Center for the head and neck pain, officials said. A release did not describe the passengers further.
The crash happened at about 3 p.m. in the area of 9072 Duanesburg Road and involved the school bus and the SUV, officials said.
The bus had been traveling east on Duanesburg Road when the westbound SUV crossed the center line and struck the school bus head on, officials said.
The driver of the SUV did not report any injuries.
The SUV driver was ticketed for operating her vehicle while using her cell phone, failure to keep right, crossing over double solid markings, unregistered motor vehicle and failure to give way to oncoming traffic. The driver was not identified in a release.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the state police, Duanesburg School employees, Duanesburg Ambulance, the Delanson, Quaker Street and Duanesburg fire departments, Rotterdam Ambulance and the state DOT’s Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Unit.