Car hits Ringgold bus in Mon City; one child injured
One student was injured when a vehicle struck a Ringgold school bus Thursday in Monongahela.
The accident occurred 8:42 a.m. at the railroad crossing on East Main Street, adjacent to Lenzi's Service Station. The bus was transporting students to Ringgold Elementary School South.
One student, identified by his mother as Shane Troy-Caton, 9, complained of knee pain and was transported to Monongahela Valley Hospital in Carroll Township.
He was treated and later released, hospital spokeswoman Corrine Laboon said. The child's mother said the boy had surgery on the same knee in the past year.
Another girl suffered an asthma attack after the accident and was treated at the scene by Tri-Community Ambulance personnel. She was later taken home by her mother.
Several other parents went to the scene.
Monongahela police Chief Brian Tempest said it is policy to take all students to the school if they are not injured. School district officials then determine whether a child will be released to a parent or guardian.
The school district notified parents after the accident.
According to Monongahela police, the bus was driven by Samuel Lytle, 60, of Finleyville. Lytle stopped at the railroad crossing as required, police said.
A vehicle driven by Brittany Dee Lomax of 429 Fourth St., Monongahela, failed to stop and struck the rear of the bus, police said.
Lomax told police she looked in the rear view mirror to check on her child, who was strapped in a child safety seat in the back seat. Lomax said she did not stop in time to avoid the collision, police said.
The accident is still under investigation, police reported.
Chris Buckley is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-684-2642 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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