1 Sussex Central High student injured in bus, pickup crash

Wood Branch Road at DuPont Boulevard (U.S. 113) (Photo: Google maps)
Wood Branch Road at DuPont Boulevard (U.S. 113) (Photo: Google maps)

GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE (10/30/2015) One Sussex Central High School student suffered minor injuries after a crash Thursday involving a school bus and pickup truck south of Georgetown, Delaware State Police said this morning.

The accident happened about 3 p.m. at Wood Branch Road and DuPont Boulevard (U.S. 113).

Police said a 2003 Ford F-250 pickup was southbound on Wood Branch and the driver, a 17-year-old Georgetown boy, failed to stop at a yield sign at the intersection as the school bus approached in the northbound right lane of U.S. 113.

The driver of the bus carrying 37 students, George H. Haller, 81, of Millsboro, swerved to the left in an attempt to avoid the truck, police said, but the vehicles collided when the pickup crossed into that lane.

The teen driver, whose name was not released by police, was wearing a seat belt and was not hurt.

The only injury on the bus was a 16-year-old girl from Georgetown who was taken to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford with minor injuries, police said.

Troopers cited the 17-year-old with failure to yield the right-of-way and failure to have insurance in possession.

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