A 16-year-old Caesar Rodney student was struck by a Dover driver this morning as she prepared to board her school bus.
The Delaware State Police are currently investigating a crash involving a teen who was struck by a car.
The incident occurred approximately 7:30 a.m. this morning as Stephanie Buckley, 16, was preparing to board her school bus on the 10,000 block of Westville Road. Police said as she was standing in the driveway of her residence, west of Camden-Wyoming, the school bus had come to a stop in the eastbound lane and activated the red flashing lights as well as the stop sign for traffic to stop.
When Stephanie began crossing the roadway to board the bus, a 1990 Toyota Camry, operated by Norman C. Anderson, 46, of Dover, was traveling westbound and failed to see the flashing lights, police said. The Camry alledgely struck Stephanie with the driver’s side of the car throwing her to the ground. The Camry came to a controlled stop in the road after the impact.
Stephanie was removed from the scene by EMS and transported to Bayhealth-Kent General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said. Anderson, who was properly restrained, was not injured. Police cited him for inattentive driving and passing a stopped school bus.
Westville Road was closed for approximately an hour as the crash was investigated and cleared, police said. The school bus was carrying students to Cesar Rodney High School.