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No one injured in Austintown bus crash



Published: Wed, October 9, 2013 @ 10:59 a.m.

AUSTINTOWN — There are no injuries to report from a morning school bus accident in Austintown.

The accident occurred just after 7 a.m. this morning on New Road between Cider Mill Crossing and Herons Boulevard.

The driver said the bus was right on the line at the edge of the road and then the bus just went into the ditch, Colleen Murphy, transportation director for Austintown schools, said.

The road's narrow edge "just sucked him right off of the road," Murphy said.

There were two students on the bus who were both unharmed.

The bus was retrieved from the ditch, but Murphy said she still unsure whether it can be used again.

The Mahoning County engineer's office was at the crash site, Murphy said. The Austintown Fire Department and police responded.

Other buses were able to pick up the remainder of students needing bus transportation.

"The drivers truly work together as a team especially when there is an emergency situation," Murphy said.


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1walter_sobchak(1910 comments)posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Many of the county roads in Mahoning County have poor and substandard shoulders with ditches too close to the road edge. This is the reason so many roads have pavement issues at the edges. A properly constructed road shoulder is essential for driving lane support. But, we simply mill and fill the roads because this allows the work to be done for less money and more miles of roads can be paved. This makes the politicians look good.

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2AnotherAverageCitizen(1174 comments)posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago

People want good roads, people want good parks, people want good schools, fire depts, and police depts. However when levies are up for vote, watch and see what happens.

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3Ianacek(909 comments)posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago

With a more viable expanding local economy ; attention to infrastructure spending of all types must become a priority . A lot will need to be financed by borrowing , so municipalities need to get their balance sheets in order for this task .

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4walter_sobchak(1910 comments)posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago

AAC
This portion of New road is a "county road" supported by gas taxes and yearly registration tax. No special tax levy here as we give gubmint plenty but check out the Engineer's office laborers' benefits!

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5DACOUNTRYBOY(225 comments)posted 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Was this the drivers first trip down this road? If not then the problem no doubt was inattention. Distracted driving is one of the chief causes of such accidents. There are are many instances everyday of drivers simply driving right off the road.

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