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School Bus Driver Ticketed in Wreck

October 23, 1999

CENTRAL BRIDGE, N.Y. (AP) _ The driver of a school bus that collided with a dump truck, injuring 51 children and adults on their way to a pumpkin patch, was ticketed Friday for missing a stop sign.

A 7-year-old girl remained in critical condition Friday five other students and one chaperone also remained hospitalized following Thursday morning’s crash in a rural part of eastern New York. Others on the bus had broken bones, cuts and bruises.

The bus driver, William Treacy, 79, was accused of passing the stop sign and could be fined $100 and jailed for 45 days if convicted, Schoharie County Sheriff John Bates said. The bus was operated and owned by a private firm under contract with the Albany City School District.

The National Traffic Safety Board is also investigating the crash.

The dump truck driver faces no charges.

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