PAINTED POST - One person was killed in a passenger car-school bus collision Wednesday morning on State Route 417.
According to New York State Police, a car traveling westbound failed to negotiate a turn, drifted across the road and slammed into an oncoming Addison Central School Bus at about 7:30 a.m. The driver of the car was killed. Two children that were in the car were not injured, officials said.
Canandaigua State Police Lieutenant David R. Stebbins said the driver and 10 students traveling on the school bus were not injured.
“There we no injuries to the school bus driver, the 10 children on the bus or the two kids in the car,” Stebbins said. “They were all checked out (at the scene) by AMR ambulance and transported to the Guthrie Corning Hospital.”
The Addison School District students and the two children traveling in the car have been released from the hospital to family members, Stebbins said. The collision caused extensive damage to the front end sections of the car and bus.
The school bus driver was not faulted for the crash, Stebbins said. The driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Addison Central School District sent out a press release following the accident.
"The bus was transporting nine students to out-of-district placements. All students were assessed on the scene by emergency personnel," the release said. "As always, the Addison Central School District remains focused on the safety of our students. As a precaution, students were transported to a local hospital for further evaluation. Families of the students on the bus have been contacted."
Stebbins said the accident is still under investigation.
The name of the driver of the car who was killed in the accident will not be released until family members are notified.