A loaded school bus carrying 40 sorority women overturned about 10 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at Howell School Road and Del. 896 in Glasgow, Del.
(Photo: William Bretzer, The Wilmington, Del., News Journal)
GLASGOW, Del. -- Forty University of Delaware sorority women were injured Thursday night when their chartered school bus overturned after being struck by a tractor-trailer, officials said.
State police said Friday the trucker was issued a traffic summons for failing to stop at a red light.
Nine students were taken by ambulance to Christiana Hospital after the accident that was reported around 10 p.m., state police Cpl. John Day said. Two were admitted with injuries not considered life-threatening. The remainder of the 40 bus passengers were taken to area medical centers by private vehicle and treated for minor injuries.
The students were members of Phi Sigma Sigma Sorority and being transported to a party, said John Brennan, director of public relations at UD. Bystanders said the women were heading to a mixer at Aqua Sol nightclub at Summit North Marina. It is homecoming week at the university.
The women were in the second of two buses. The bus driver was not injured, and no one was injured in the other bus.
The bus driver, John Faverio, 56, of Wilmington, Del., told emergency personnel at the scene that he was southbound on Del. 896 and turning onto Howell School Road when the back of the bus was clipped by a northbound car carrier. The bus then spun around and overturned, he told authorities.
The truck driver, Roberto Figueroa-Gomez, 26, of Miami, Fla., was not injured, Day said.
He said both drivers were wearing seat belts.