Wednesday, April 29, 2015

School bus driver issued 3 summonses for crash into mini-bus 

Three traffic violations were issued to a private school bus driver who allegedly ran a stop sign and crashed into an East Ramapo school district mini bus, police said Wednesday.

The three elementary school children on the bus who attend New Square's Yeshiva Avir Yakov were not hurt in the crash, which occurred shortly after 7 a.m. Tuesday, when many public and private school buses are on the roads carrying students.

The mini-bus driver, 68, suffered non-life threatening injuries to her upper body, police said. No students were on her bus.

Lt. Charles Schnaars said officers issued Moishe Eisenbach, 39, of New Square, summonses for failure to stop for a stop sign, reckless driving, and speed not reasonable and prudent.

Eisenbach remained at the scene after the crash and there was no evidence of impairment, police said. The village speed limit is 30 miles per hour.

Eisenbach drove the large yellow bus east on Church Street through a stop sign at the intersection of West Street, police said.

The bus crashed into the smaller East Ramapo bus, headed south on West Street, and pushed the vehicle 40 feet into a telephone pole and into the fence of St. John the Baptist Church.

An Orange and Rockland Utilities Inc. crew repaired the damaged pole. No one lost power, O&R spokesman Michael Donovan said.


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