Tuesday, March 11, 2014
No one was hurt when three vehicles – including a school bus with 34 children on board – collided in Standish Friday evening, sheriff's deputies said.
According to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, the accident occurred near 760 Ossipee Trail at about 5:30 p.m.
Deputies said the bus had stopped in the eastbound lane of Ossipee Trail to drop off a child. A Ford pickup truck, driven by Kelly Eastman, 31, of Hiram, hit the rear of a Subaru station wagon that had stopped for the bus and then Eastman's pickup "grazed" the front end of the bus.
Deputies said it appears that Eastman had looked down to pick up a water bottle she had dropped and didn't immediately see that traffic had stopped for the school bus.
All three vehicles suffered about $1,500 worth of damage, deputies said. An investigation into the accident is continuing, they added.