NYSARC bus with 8 aboard goes off road near Fine, damages 100 feet of guardrail
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 11:56 am

FINE -- A NYSARC bus with eight people aboard tumbled over a guardrail and came to rest off a road between Fine and Edwards Wednesday afternoon.

State police said they received a call at 3:38 p.m. and responded to the scene on State Rt. 58 about three miles from Fine.

Troopers said there were no injuries among the seven passengers and the driver.

The bus was southbound when its right side tires caught on the edge of the road and the bus left the roadway.

A witness said about 100 feet of guardrail was damaged. The bus went down an embankment and ended up on its side. The witness said some passengers were seen lying on the grass at the side of the road.

No tickets were issued.

Troopers said there was no suspicion of any impairment by the driver, Robert G. Stratton.

“We are grateful no one was hurt and the protocols we have in place were followed,” said SLNYSARC spokeswoman Michelle Quinell.