Advertisement

City man cited in school bus crash

October 09, 2006|by ERIN CUNNINGHAM

A Hagerstown man was the driver of a school bus that collided with another vehicle Friday morning in Frederick, Frederick County Sheriff's deputies said.

Police said Clifford E. Lee, 68, of Hagerstown, was cited for failing to stop at an intersecting highway stop sign and yield the right of way. He had 25 students ages 11 to 14 on the bus at the time of the crash, police said.

Clifford E. Lee, 68, was driving the Frederick County school bus just after 8 a.m. on Opossumtown Pike at Poole Jones Road. Police said Lee was at a stop sign at Poole Jones Road when he failed to yield the right of way and tried to make a right turn onto Opossumtown Pike.

The school bus struck another vehicle on its passenger side, police said. That vehicle was driven by Alda M. Simms, 34, of Frederick. Police said there was a 12-year-old female passenger in that vehicle.

Advertisement

Six students on the school bus, all from Frederick, were taken to Frederick Memorial Hospital as a precautionary measure, police said. The students were two girls, a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old, and four boys, two 13-year-olds and two 11-year-olds, police said.

Kathryn B. Groth, vice president of the Frederick County Board of Education, said Sunday she was unsure what the exact policy is for this type of incident. She did say that she couldn't remember a similar incident happening during her nearly three years on the board.

"I suspect (Lee) won't be driving a school bus (Monday)," Groth said. "In fact, I'm sure he won't be."

The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|