SOUTH VALLEY – A miniature school bus carrying three people, including a four-year-old child, went through a guard rail and over an embankment while traveling east on Bone Run Road shortly before 7 AM Tuesday, a Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Deputy told our Ryan Hedrick.
The driver, a male, reportedly ran a stop sign on the corner of Bone Run Road and Perimeter Road before going over the embankment. No skid marks were observed per Hedrick.
Our crew is reporting that the bus stopped short of landing on the frozen-over Allegheny River.
Hedrick said the school bus was traveling to an unknown destination, but the bus reportedly just started its route.
All three passengers sustained minor injuries per the deputy. The child was discharged at the scene to a parent, while the other two people were transported to a local hospital.
Charges from the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office are pending for the driver according to the deputy. The investigation is still in its preliminary stage.
Our original report placed the incident in the Town of Onoville but, according to the deputy, the event actually occurred in the Town of South Valley.