No injuries in SUV versus school bus crash

Nobody was injured, but the driver of an SUV was ticketed when her vehicle rear-ended a school bus late Thursday morning.
Becky Vargo
Feb 28, 2013



There were no students on the school bus, said Deputy Tim Smith of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department.

The bus was stopped at the stop sign on 168th Avenue at Ferris Street, when the Chevrolet Trailblazer struck it just before 11 a.m., Smith said.

“The driver came up from behind. She looked down to get something out of her purse, looked up and hit the bus,” Smith said.

The 35-year-old Grand Haven was ticketed for failure to stop in an assured clear distance ahead, Smith said.

Her vehicle was taken away from the scene on a flatbed trailer.

The bus had minimal damage – a bent tailpipe – and was allowed to leave the scene.

Smith said both vehicles were headed to Grand Haven High School to pick up students who had only a half-day of school today because of exams.



I'm guessing, it's a guess alright, that the item she was reaching for was a cell phone; another opportunity to "teach" our youth from the mistakes of the adults.


It was not a cellphone. She didn't even have it with her thank you very much. She wasn't able to get a hold of her kids or husband for 45 minutes because the police wouldn't let her use theirs. If kids were not idiot drivers they wouldn't have problems. Think next time. Know your facts. You're guesses are invalid.
Just so you know.


Man, get your story straight. She was reaching for her smokes, not her phone-lol


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