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Everyone on-board ARC bus escapes serious injury after crash on Rt. 318

Deputies say everyone on-board an ARC bus escaped serious injury when it slid off the road, spun 180-degrees, and eventually landed in the ditch on its side on a busy roadway Monday morning.

Slippery conditions were blamed, and no tickets were issued.

  • Editor’s Note (2:27 pm): The initial release received from the Seneca County Sheriff’s Department did not specify which agency owned the bus involved in this incident. We have been contacted by the Seneca-Cayuga ARC who informed that the bus involved was not part of the Seneca-Cayuga ARC’s fleet.

However, deputies say that around 7:35 a.m. first responders were called to the scene, where it was determined that Dale Laise, 56, of Farmington was driving the ARC bus along State Route 318 – when he lost control, prompting the bus to skid, and spin out.

The bus eventually overturned and came to rest in a nearby ditch. Both the driver, and one passenger, were checked over at the scene and treated for minor injuries.

The bus was towed from the scene, according to deputies, who say that Magee Fire Department, North Seneca Ambulance and the Seneca Falls Police Department responded.

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