GRANGER TOWNSHIP, Ohio – A truck driver was cited in Ohio for his role in a Thursday morning crash with a school bus on Ohio 94 near Interstate 271.
The driver that was charged was operating a tractor-trailer at the time of the incident. James Ratta, 47, of Wadsworth, was cited for failure to assure a safe distance from the other vehicles after crashing into a Highland Local School District school bus.
The school bus driver, Jill Ognibene, 49, of Wadsworth, was heading north on Ohio 94 when she stopped at a stop sign near I-271 and was rear-ended by Ratta just after 8 a.m. According to police, Ratta was not able to stop the truck in time because his brakes were bad.
As a result of the crash, at least two children, ages 8 and 9, were injured. One child reported having a headache and another complained of hip pain.
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