Police Charge DART Bus Driver After Wreck At 5 Points


Delaware State Police have charged the driver of this DART bus after an accident this past Friday.

MCpl. Jeffrey Hale, state police spokesman, says this 2009 Gillig Bus, driven by a 49-year-old woman, collided with a 2000 Dodge Ram pickup truck driven by a 46-year-old man around 8:50 a.m.

The bus was headed north preparing to make a left turn onto U.S. Route 9 from Belltown Road, MCpl. Hale stated. The bus driver failed to yield the right of way to the pickup which was traveling south across U.S. Route 9 onto Belltown Road from the Ace Hardware access road causing the collision, he added.

The driver of the pickup truck was taken to Beebe Hospital with minor non-life-threatening injuries, he said. Three passengers on the bus were uninjured.

The bus driver was cited for failure to yield the right of way on a left turn.

Photo courtesy Lily Koster, Portraits in the Sand