OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – A woman had been charged after causing a chain-reaction accident involving a police officer and school bus in Toms River earlier this week.
According to Daily Voice, the 36-year-old Toms River resident was eastbound on Whitesville Road when she crossed over the center line in a turn on Monday morning. At about 8 a.m., she sideswiped one car before hitting an unmarked police SUV. The SUV spun from the impact and hit a public-school bus, a street sign, and finally a telephone pole.
Each driver was wearing a seatbelt when the crash happened and only one was treated for injuries, which were minor. The school bus was empty of children when the accident happened.
Heather Scoville was charged with DWI, failure to maintain lane, and reckless driving.
The accident remains under investigation.
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