Four Bellamy Elementary students, driver injured following Lee school bus crash

The school bus crash happened on Stokes-Westernville Road around 8:30 a.m.

Posted: Mar 18, 2019 10:18 AM
Updated: Mar 18, 2019 1:20 PM

LEE, N.Y. – Four Bellamy Elementary students and a driver were injured following a school bus crash in the town of Lee Monday morning.

The school bus crash happened on Stokes-Westernville Road around 8:30 a.m., according to the Oneida County sheriff.

The sheriff's office says the bus was stopped, loading students and as the last student was finding his seat, the Birnie Bus was rear-ended by a 2008 Pontiac driven by a Lee woman. 

Christine Connolly, 29, was issued several tickets, including following too closely and speed not reasonable and prudent, and is due back in court at a later date. 

Officials say the injuries to all involved don’t appear to be life-threatening, the four students injured were brought to the emergency room at Rome Memorial Hospital for evaluation. 

Rome school officials are heading to the hospital to check in on the conditions of the students. 

The bus was in the process of picking students up and bringing them to Bellamy Elementary for school.

Members of the state police, Lee Center and Lake Delta Volunteer Fire Department and Amcare Ambulance assisted at the scene. 

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