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Pickup, School Bus Collide South of Georgetown

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Thursday afternoon's crash scene south of Georgetown. (Photo credit: Allen Cramer) Thursday afternoon's crash scene south of Georgetown. (Photo credit: Allen Cramer)

GEORGETOWN, Del.- Delaware State Police say a 17-year-old is facing traffic charges after the pickup he was driving collided with a school bus south of Georgetown on Thursday afternoon. 

Police said the accident occurred around 3 p.m. as the teen, who is from Georgetown, was operating a 2003 Ford F250 pickup truck southbound on Wood Branch Road and approaching the intersection with DuPont Boulevard (US113). Troopers said once the 17-year-old driver approached the posted yield sign at the intersection, he failed to stop for a northbound bus traveling in the right lane. Police said meantime, 81-year-old George H. Haller, of Millsboro, was operating a 2010 International School bus northbound in the right lane and attempted to avoid the pickup by swerving into the left lane just as the pickup crossed over the right lane and into the left lane.  After the collision, both vehicles were able to come to a controlled stop on the northbound shoulder of US113, troopers said. 

Police said the 17-year-old was properly restrained and uninjured in the crash. He was cited for failure to yield the right of way and failure to have insurance in possession.

Troopers said Haller and all but one of the 37 students from Sussex Central High School on board the bus were uninjured in the collision. They said a 16-year-old girl from Georgetown was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital with minor non-life-threatening injuries.

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