Four vehicles, including a school bus, collided Wednesday at South Atherton Street near Boalsburg, though nobody was injured.
State College police said the crash at about 3:15 p.m. appeared to have been caused by a texting driver who ran a red light at the intersection of Atherton, Shingletown Road and Warner Boulevard.
The car with the alleged texting driver was heading toward State College on Atherton when it rammed into a car crossing from Shingletown to Warner, police said. The collision pushed the struck car into a Cole Transportation bus that was turning left from Atherton onto Warner, which leads to the entrance to Mount Nittany middle and elementary schools in the State College Area School District.
A fourth vehicle was hit by the car that ran the red light, police said. Police could not identify which school district the bus was serving, but it was empty at the time of the crash.
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While cleaning up the accident scene, police did not close the intersection. The car that ran the light and the car initially struck were towed from the scene. The bus and the third car sustained minor damage.
Police, who did not identify the drivers, said the driver of the northbound car on Atherton will be cited for texting while driving and running a red light.