UPDATE: Both Drivers Involved in School Bus Accident Issued Summonses

Both drivers involved in yesterday’s school bus accident were ticketed, police say.

Yesterday afternoon at approximately 5:25pm, Officer Tymur Zavalnyuk responded to the area of Ocean Avenue and Jessica Court to investigate a motor vehicle crash involving a school bus that was transporting three students.

Upon arrival, Officer Zavalnyuk was advised that a 2013 Nissan Sentra, operated by 19-year-old Luis Gutierrez of Lakewood, was traveling east on Ocean Avenue when a school bus, operated by 66-year-old Linda Bragg of Brick, made a right turn off Jessica Court in front of him. As a result, the Sentra crashed into the left side of the bus just behind the front tire. All passengers on the bus were assessed for injuries by Lakewood Hatzolah and released to their parents on scene.

Gutierrez and his passenger, 19-year-old Kimberly Trinidad of Lakewood, were transported to Jersey Shore University Medical Center for evaluation and treatment of head injuries.

Further investigation by Officer Zavalnyuk resulted in the issuance of a motor vehicle summons to Linda Bragg for Careless Driving and Luis Guitierrez received a summons for Unlicensed Driver.


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There are 4 Comments to "UPDATE: Both Drivers Involved in School Bus Accident Issued Summonses"

  • Anon says:

    corrections: 1. it happened at 3:45 pm 2. bus was making a left onto rt 88.
    was there, it was something to see – the car left a nice hole in the bus

  • Edi says:

    Its not right as tge bus was turning and tge car was going straight so we know who’s fault it was. The fact that he was unlicensed doesn’t change the fact of whos at fault so a ticket doesn’t mean fault its not right to write he got a ticket as if hes at fault he did nothing wrong other than tge fact that he wasnt licensed but he did nothing wrong in the cause of the accident its the buses fault

  • Outsider looking in. says:

    To Edi. The driver of the Nissan had no business driving without a driver’s license. Period.