Driver Cited in Accident Involving School Bus

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

An accident involving a pickup truck and a school bus full of students could mean trouble for the driver of the truck.

Police say 18-year-old David Wellspring was cited for failure to control his vehicle after hitting a school bus.

It happened Tuesday on Lancaster Street in Marietta.

Now the court must decide what type of penalty Wellspring will receive.

Police say fourteen students were riding on the bus when it was hit, and one of them was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

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  • by John Location: marietta ohio on Feb 5, 2009 at 04:23 PM
    Thats my bus the guy was driving way to fast i do believe that if we would have just had a 2hr delay the wreck would never have happend and the roads would have bn safer
  • by Lisa Location: Marietta on Feb 5, 2009 at 09:17 AM
    What about the police officer that responded to the crash. He slid into the ditch and the fire dept. had to pull him out. Was he sited as well??
  • by No winners on Feb 5, 2009 at 08:00 AM
    Who can win this argument? Should the school bus have been on the road? Did the driver have on chains? Who was going too fast? If schools would have closed that day people would be complaining about the teachers getting paid for not working. As a school bus operator for 16 years I know how it works. Someone is going to complain if you go get the kids or if you stay at home. Everyone do the best they can do and pray to God no children get hurt and when it does happen, thank God it wasn't worse than it was. That's all we can do.
  • by Been There Location: Marietta on Feb 5, 2009 at 07:57 AM
    I't doesn't matter if the roads are slippery, if you have an accident you will get a ticket out of it. I was the only vehicle involved and hit a guardrail on slick roads and I received a hefty fine out of it. This guy slid into a school bus on slick roads believe me he will get the book thrown at him, especially since there were kids on it even though it was an accident. I'm sure he did not intend to hit a school bus or anything else for that matter. Why does he have to go to court, can't he just pay a fine and go on? Or is it because there was a school bus involved?????
  • by ???? on Feb 5, 2009 at 06:29 AM
    How fast was he going? The roads were a mess,but you have a choice to drive on them or not!
  • by ar Location: Mineral Wells on Feb 5, 2009 at 05:46 AM
    I think there could be more to the story. "Bus full of students" but then it states only 14 children. Yes I understand, one child is enough but that bus could have been loaded down with alot more kids. Roads don't look like their in the best condition and should have buses been running? This is the City of Marietta, could the road not have been cleared anymore?
  • by sj Location: parkersburg on Feb 5, 2009 at 04:36 AM
    road looks fairly slippery to me?! is there more to this than is being stated? seems o me this would fall into weather related catagory.
  • by ?? on Feb 4, 2009 at 09:57 PM
    whatever happened to things being an accident perhaps the city should have had the road clear, it was slick, or maybe they shouldnt of had buses running!
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