Superintendent Colonel Nathaniel McQueen Jr.
Newark – Delaware State Police are investigating a motor vehicle crash involving a school bus, which was transporting students from Thurgood Marshall Elementary School.
The incident occurred at approximately 3:10 p.m., Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the intersection of Old Baltimore Pike and Walther Road, Newark. A 2010, Blue Bird school bus, driven by a 25 year old New Castle man, was traveling Walther Road northbound, proceeding through the intersection with Old Baltimore Pike, with a green light. A 2005, Chrysler Town and Country mini-van, being driven by James Hutchinson, 29, of Bear, was traveling Old Baltimore Pike westbound, and failed to stop at the red light at Walther Road, at which time the front end of his vehicle struck the right side of the bus.
Hutchinson, along with a 21 year Wilmington woman, who was a front seat passenger in his vehicle, were both transported to the Christiana Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The driver, as well as the fourteen student passengers on the bus were uninjured. Neither impairment, nor improper driving is being considered a factor on behalf of the bus driver.
Hutchinson was charged with Disregarding a Red Light and Inattentive Driving.
Click on the following link to view the original release: Troopers On Scene of Crash Involving a School Bus-Newark
Presented by Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Michael Austin
Released: 120717 1850