School bus rear-ended by tow truck in Standish

Posted Feb. 14, 2013, at 2:57 p.m.

STANDISH, Maine — A throng of SAD 6 students escaped injury Tuesday when their school bus was rear-ended by a tow truck on White’s Bridge Road, according to police.

The tow truck’s driver, Lance Toth, 21, of Standish was headed east behind the bus driven by Debra Bailer, 58, of South Portland when the bus slowed to make a turn, according to Capt. Don Goulet of the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office.

Toth’s vehicle failed to stop in time, and he crashed into the rear of the bus, according to Goulet.

Approximately 23 children ranging from ages 5 to 11 were aboard the bus at the time of the crash but none of them were injured, Goulet said.

Neither driver was injured in the incident, which Goulet said is under investigation.

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