No one was hurt when a semi-truck collided with a school bus from the Audubon Community School District on Tuesday afternoon. The accident happened about three miles southwest of Gray. The Audubon County Sheriff’s Department says the Bluebird bus carrying five students had stopped at the intersection of Eagle Avenue and 150th Street just prior to the crash.
When the bus driver, 81-year-old Marvin Leroy Nielsen of Audubon, pulled out into the intersection at around 4 P.M., he failed to see an approaching eastbound semi driven by 63-year-old Rudy Anton Anthofer, Junior, from Audubon. Anthofer tried to take evasive action while crossing a bridge located just west of the intersection, but the school bus continued to turn onto 150th Street and the vehicles collided.
Nielsen was charged with Failure to Yield upon making a left turn. The bus sustained six-thousand dollars damage during the crash, while the damage to the 1994 Peterbilt semi owned by Lawrence Handlos, was estimated at 10-thousand dollars.
By Ric Hanson, KJAN, Atlantic