Canandaigua man ticketed after slamming into school bus, no children hurt in crash

Authorities say a Canandaigua City School bus was hit by a pickup truck around 2:40 p.m. on Monday.

The crash happened on Buffalo Street, just east of Pearl Street, according to police. Canandaigua Police Chief Stephen Hedworth said the bus was stopped to let students off and had its yellow lights flashing — but the red lights had not yet come on when the pickup truck slammed into the rear of the bus.

That pickup truck was operated by Robert Perrin, 33, of Canandaigua, according to police.

There were no injuries reported on the bus or in the accident — but nine students were on the bus at the time. Each was individually checked over by paramedics at the scene, according to Superintendent Jamie Farr.

“It was more a precaution,” he told the Canandaigua Messenger on Monday. Anytime there is an accident involving a school bus — nurses or paramedics are sent to the scene. In this case, both were sent to the crash.

Perrin was cited for following too closely and will have to answer the charge in Canandaigua City Court at a later date.

The bus was not damaged in the wreck, despite the pickup truck being heavily damaged.

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