Driver Charged in Serious PSD Bus Crash
24-year-old Ashlie Dickerson was released from Poudre Valley Hospital on Monday and was charged in the 4/18/14 accident involving her car and a Poudre School District bus.
Ashlie’s Toyata Solara crashed into the back of the bus while it was stopped waiting to pick up a student.
The woman’s car was logged under the bus during the crash and following the Friday morning crash site investigation, crews had to hoist the bus up to pull the car out from under it. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis told the Coloradoan that the impact from the car moved the bus forward by approximately 18 feet.
Authorities said that the woman let herself out of the vehicle after the crash and then collapsed.
According to ABC/Channel 7, Ashlie was charged with careless driving causing injury. The crash not only put herself in the hospital for several days, but the driver of the school bus and three students as well.
The accident occurred at 6:44 a.m. at the intersection of Buckeye Road and Terry Lake Road (also known as Larimer County Roads 82 and 15).
The students on the bus were en route to Eyestone Elementary and Wellington Middle School.