LIMA — At about 3:40 p.m. Tuesday, a Bath Local School District school bus was involved in an accident at the intersection of Reservoir Road and Bryn Mawr Avenue in Bath Township.
According to reports from the Ohio State Highway Patrol, Bath Local School Bus 18, driven by Janet Metzger, 56, of Harrod, was stopped at the intersection, waiting to turn left onto Bryn Mawr Avenue. A 1999 Chrysler LHS, driven by Janelle Penager, 28, of Lima, was attempting to turn left onto Reservoir Road from Bryn Mawr Avenue when it turned into the path of a 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser, driven by Jeanna Hamp, 19, of Lima.Penager’s vehicle then slid into the left front bumper of the bus.
Neither Metzger nor any of the 29 pupils on the bus were injured. Penager was treated at the scene by paramedics from Bath Township Fire Department. Hamp and her 11-month-old daughter were taken to St. Rita’s Medical Center with minor injuries. Penager was cited for failure to yield the right of way.
An alert from the school was sent to parents at 4:05 p.m. alerting them of the accident and that the pupils were uninjured.