None injured in Monday school bus accident


Officials investigate the Monday afternoon bus accident. Photo by Harold LaBonte.


LAKEPORT – No injuries resulted from a collision Monday involving a school bus and a Camaro.

Just before 3:30 p.m. the California Highway Patrol reported the collision had taken place on Giselman at Lakeshore Boulevard.

CHP Officer Adam Garcia said the bus, driven by Lakeport Unified School District driver Glenn Courtney, was on Giselman preparing to make a wide right turn onto Lakeshore Boulevard.

The Camaro's driver, who didn't think the bus was turning right, began to make a right turn on the inside of the bus, said Garcia. The bus clipped the car as both vehicles made a right turn onto Lakeshore Boulevard.

Garcia said no one claimed to be injured at the scene.

The accident's main casualty was Courtney's perfect driving record.

Earlier this year Courtney was honored with a state award for having driven a school bus for more than 30 years and more than 400,000 miles with no accident, as Lake County News previously reported.

CHP Officer Dallas Richey is investigating the accident, said Garcia, which is a requirement in school bus accidents when children are on board.

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