By Mary Drier
AKRON — Authorities have located the driver of a truck that struck a school bus this (Friday) morning and then drove away.
No children sustained injury in the crash.
At about 7 a.m. the Tuscola County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a crash involving a Unionville-Sebewaing Area School District bus.
“The bus was stopped with its red flashers going at the time of the crash,” said Undersheriff Glen Skrent in a press release.
The collision occurred on M-25 near Vassar Road in Akron Township.
“The bus had 12 children on it, and another was preparing to board it when the accident happened,” said USA Superintendent Dr. John “Kip” Walker, commenting that it was fortunate no one was hurt.
Because buses are equipped with radios, the bus driver was able to call for help.
“Each bus has a radio and I can be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The driver called me. I called 9-1-1, and headed there,” said Walker.
After striking the stopped bus, the pick-up truck left the scene, traveling eastbound on M-25.
A be-on-the-lookout order was issued for the vehicle. Later the afternoon, a 22-year-old Sebewaing man was “ticketed for fail to stop for a school bus, leaving the scene of a accident and careless driving.”
The driver’s name was to be released at a later date due to the type of charge filed, explained Skrent.
Mary Drier is a staff writer for the Tuscola County Advertiser. She can be reached at [email protected]
By Mary Drier