Oil City School Bus Hits Parked Vehicles Twice in Two Days

| November 9, 2018

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – Police say an Oil City School bus struck two separate parked vehicles along Plummer Street on two consecutive days this week.

(Photos by Sara Sipe)

According to Oil City Police Chief Robert Wenner, both accidents occurred near the 300 block of Plummer Street. The first accident happened around 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 5, and the second one occurred on Tuesday, November 6, also around 3:00 p.m.

In both cases, responding officers found that an Oil City school bus turned from Hoffman Avenue onto Plummer Street and struck a parked vehicle. The bus had students on board at the time of both of the accidents; however, no injuries were reported.

According to Chief Wenner, the bus driver continued on his route to take the students home on time and then returned to the scene of the accident on both occasions.

In both cases, the bus and the vehicles sustained minor damage.

Randy Forester of the Cranberry Bus Company told exploreVenango.com the incidents remain under investigation by the bus company.

“It is getting handled. We might start pulling out from a different corner because it seems like people are parking really tight at that corner,” Forester said.

The accidents also remain under investigation by the Oil City Police Department.

The name of the driver has not been released.

ExploreVenango.com reached out to Dr. Lynda Weller, Superintendent of the Oil City School District, on Thursday.

Dr. Weller said she had not been informed of the incidents, but planned to look into them.

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