Driver cited after pickup truck rear-ends school bus in Eagle

February 5, 2014 

A 32-year-Nampa woman was cited for driving too fast for conditions after her pickup truck rear-ended a school bus on Eagle Road about 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Ada County Sheriff's Office reports.

The Meridian School District bus was full of middle school students, but none reported injury, the sheriff’s office reports. The pickup driver, Cynthia Ortiz, also was uninjured.

The bus was on Eagle Road waiting to turn west onto Island Woods Drive when Ortiz, driving in the lane next to the bus, attempted to stop for the traffic light but lost control of the pickup and slid into the back of the bus, the Ford pickup hit the bus, the sheriff’s office reports. The pickup truck was not going very fast at the time of the crash, but investigators say the speed was too high to maintain control on the slippery road.

Ortiz also was cited for driving too fast for conditions, driving without privileges and not having auto insurance.

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