(BEDFORD) – Two people were injured in an accident involving a school bus and Ford Explorer on Wednesday morning.
According to a Bedford Police report, 44-year-old Heather Hearth of Bedford, who was driving a school bus, was traveling east on John William Boulevard. At the same time 48-year-old Ronald Ater Jr. of Orleans was traveling east on John Williams Boulevard.
Police say Hearth was going straight and did not have to stop for the intersection.
Police say Ater was attempting to turn left across the westbound lanes of John Williams Boulevard to continue on 8th Street. Ater told police his glasses obstructed his peripheral vision somewhat and there was an RV in the turn lane across from his vehicle that also prevented him from seeing oncoming traffic.
Ater told police that he did not see the school bus and turned into its path.
Police say there was one student on the bus at the time of the accident.
Witnesses at the scene confirmed Ater failed to yield the right of way.
Hearth complained of chest pain. Ater suffered minor bleeding to his head. The student was not injured during the incident.