Car rams school bus; no students aboard

PORT ANGELES — A 26-year-old woman was cited for driving under the influence after she collided with a Crescent School District school bus empty of students, the State Patrol said.

Jennette M. Weichman of Port Angeles was transported to Olympic Medical Center on Tuesday afternoon with non-life-threatening injuries and was later discharged, State Patrol spokeswoman Trooper Chelsea Hodgson said Wednesday in a text message.

Weichman was following too closely to the bus while both vehicles were westbound at about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday on state Highway 112, according to a State Patrol press memo, when the bus driver stopped to make a left turn at Joyce Piedmont Road and Weichman rammed into the bus.

The bus driver, Port Angeles resident Edward W. McKay, 74, was not injured.

Weichman’s 2000 Toyota Corolla was damaged beyond repair, the State Patrol said.

The rear bumper and tail light of the 2016 Blue Bird bus were damaged, Hodgson said.

Weichman and McKay were wearing seat belts.

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Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 55650, or at [email protected].

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