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

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.


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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.

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