Driver Runs Red Light, Collides With School Bus With Children on Board: Delaware Police | NBC 10 Philadelphia

Driver Runs Red Light, Collides With School Bus With Children on Board: Delaware Police

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    A school bus carrying children collided with a car in Newark, Delaware. The crash caused some injuries and road closures around Old Baltimore Pike and Salem Church Road. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016)

    Delaware State Police investigated a crash involving a school bus with several children on board and car they say ran a red light while making a left turn at a Newark intersection Wednesday morning.

    Police said in a statement that the crash happened just before 7 a.m. at the intersection of Old Baltimore Pike and Salem Church Road.

    None of the 37 Newark Charter School students on board the bus were hurt but the 55-year-old school bus driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries. A 13-year-old girl in Ahmad Abdullah's 1999 Toyota Corolla as well as 49-year-old Abdullah suffered non-life-threatening injuries, said police.

    The intersection was closed to traffic for about one hour as police asked commuters to find alternate routes.

    As SkyForce10 hovered over the scene about an hour after the wreck, a tow truck driver could be seen loading the Advanced Student Transportation bus to be towed away.

    Later Wednesday, police said that Abdullah ignored a red light while making a left turn onto Salem Church Road and caused the collision. The Wilmington man was cited for failing to stop at a red light.

    Advanced Student Technology, a division of Krapf School bus contracted out by a series of Delaware school districts, refused comment when reached by NBC10.