Railroad crossing bar hits Charleroi Area school bus
An incident involving a Charleroi Area School District bus that was struck by a railroad crossing bar is under investigation.
Roscoe, Elco, Stockdale, Allenport Regional police said the bus driver was attempting to cross the tracks off of Railroad Street and Route 88 in Stockdale at 8:25 a.m. Tuesday. Police said the bus driver – who has not been identified – allegedly ignored the flashing lights warning motorists of the oncoming train. The bus was halfway across the tracks when the crossing bar struck the windshield at the front of the bus, police said.
Charleroi Area Superintendent Dr. Brad Ferko, however, said Friday that the driver stopped the bus at the crossing and opened the door and looked in both directions and began to cross the tracks. He added that the crossing bar struck the back of the bus.
RESA police followed the bus as it continued across the tracks, and the bus driver stopped on Locust Street in Stockdale.
Police said none of the students was injured and the driver finished his route to the school. It's unclear how many students were on the bus.
Ferko did confirm that the bus was pulled over by police and that another bus wasn't needed to transport students. He did not identify the driver.
Police said school district officials were notified immediately following the incident. The Washington County District Attorney's office also was notified, according to police, who said the incident is under investigation.
Stacy Wolford is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-684-2640.
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