Three Sent To Hospital Following Accident Involving CARTS Bus

BUSTI – Three people were sent to WCA Hospital with minor injuries Thursday morning following an accident in Busti involving a Chautauqua County CARTS bus.

According to the Lakewood-Busti Police Department, a vehicle towing a boat trailer failed to stop at a stop sign while traveling northbound on Wellman Road at 7:12 a.m. The vehicle was operated by Edward L. Fike, 56, of Tidioute, Pa.

The boat trailer was struck by the CARTS bus, operated by Robert V. Greene, 65, of Bemus Point. The bus was traveling eastbound on Kortwright Road, police said.

After the crash, the trailer broke off the vehicle and struck a utility pole. The bus ended up in the ditch.

Greene and two passengers on the bus were transported to the hospital by Busti and Lakewood firefighters.

Fike was not injured, but was charged with failure to stop at a stop sign, police said.