Car rear-ends school bus picking up kids in Columbia County

January 02, 2019 06:49 PM

A driver is recovering from injuries after rear-ending a school bus that was stopped and picking up students Wednesday morning in Columbia County.

The sheriff's office says 34-year-old Jeremy Cianciosi was driving north on State Route 22 in Copake when he hit the back of the bus.

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Police say the bus did have its red lights flashing at the time. There were 15 students and one staff member, in addition to the driver, on board.

Cianciosi suffered injuries to his face, mouth, and hand. He was taken to Albany Medical Center.

The 67-year-old bus driver complained of some soreness, but did not go to the hospital. None of the students or the staff member were hurt.

The sheriff's office says the crash remains under investigation and tickets are possible.


Chris Rooney

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