Update: Hornell man IDed as driver in Wellsville car, school bus crash, seriously injured

A Wellsville school bus transporting nearly two dozen students to the secondary school was involved in a two-vehicle crash Monday morning, the school district said.

No one on the bus was seriously injured, officials said.

Police said the driver of the other vehicle, 19-year-old Troy O’Brien of Hornell, was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries following the 7:20 a.m. crash.

The investigation into the crash continues.

In a statement, Allegany County's largest public school district said Monday, “This morning, there was an accident involving a Wellsville Central School District bus that was transporting secondary students to the Secondary School.

"The bus number was 156 on route 7. As a precaution, the driver and students are being transported to Jones Memorial Hospital (in Wellsville).”

Jones Memorial said 20 patients, including 19 students and the bus driver, were treated at the hospital and released.

School officials said, "All parents and guardians of students involved in the accident this morning have been notified directly by phone calls from administrators."

After being treated at Jones Memorial, O’Brien vehicle was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, according to officials

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Amity-based New York State Police said the collision occurred while the bus was traveling on state Route 19, near Weidrick Road, and it was struck.

State Police said a 2012 Chevrolet Impala driven by O’Brien was southbound on state Route 19 and crossed into the north bound lane, striking a 2023 bus head on.

Jeff Luckey, Allegany County Emergency management director, said a “mass casualty incident” was declared, based on the number of patients.

Multiple police and rescue agencies responded to the crash, some with heavy equipment, according to reports. Luckey said ten ambulances were called to the scene.

The Wellsville Fire Department and the Wellsville Ambulance Corps were the lead rescue agencies.

More details will be released as the investigation continues, State Police said.

Wellsville students in grades 6-12 attend the Secondary School at 126 W. State St.

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"Please be assured that we are taking this incident very seriously," Wellsville Superintendent David Foster said in a message to the school community. "A comprehensive investigation is currently underway to understand the cause and to prevent such occurrences in the future."

Foster said school counselors are available to support any student needing assistance or someone to talk to.

The State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit, the Bureau of Criminal Investigation and Wellsville Central School assisted in what troopers said is an ongoing investigation.

Alfred State supports injured student

O’Brien is a Dean’s List student at Alfred State, college officials said. College administration said it has been in contact with O'Brien's family, offering support. Health and Wellness Services are available at 607-587-4200 or healthandwellness@AlfredState.edu for friends who may benefit from assistance to address any needs.

"Please keep Troy and his family in your thoughts," Alfred State said in a statement.

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This article originally appeared on The Evening Tribune: Wellsville school bus, car driven by Hornell man involved in crash