November 8, 2012

Police cite woman in crash with Standish school bus

Police say the Hiram woman was reaching down to get her water bottle when she crashed into the stopped school bus.

By David Hench
Staff Writer

A Hiram woman who was reaching down to get her water bottle when she crashed into a stopped school bus in Standish last week has been cited for failure to maintain control of a vehicle.

The bus had 34 children on it when the 3:30 p.m. crash happened near 760 Ossipee Trail on Friday, Nov. 2.

Crystal Eastman, 31, was driving a Ford pickup when the westbound truck rear-ended a Subaru that had stopped for the eastbound bus, which was dropping off a child, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

The pickup glanced off the Subaru and the front of the bus. The crash did $1,500 damage to the pickup and the bus. Nobody was injured.

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