Two-vehicle crash involving Amtran bus injures four

From Mirror reports

Allegheny Township police said an Amtran bus driver’s failure to yield at an intersection caused a two-vehicle crash about 3:50 p.m. Tuesday, injuring three passengers on the bus and the driver of the other vehicle.

According to police, Amtran driver Terri Jo Turiano of Altoona was attempting to turn left into Commons Plaza along Plank Road when she neglected to yield the right-of-way to a 17-year-old Hollidaysburg driver, who was traveling east along Plank Road in a white Hyundai.

Police said the two vehicles collided at the intersection.

The front end of the teen’s car was smashed and twisted from the crash, which also cracked the Amtran bus’s windows and damaged its front end as well.

The teen and three bus passengers were transported by ambulance to Altoona Regional Health System’s Trauma Center to be treated for their injuries, police said. The severity of the injuries is unknown.

Shards of glass were scattered along the road where the two vehicles collided while fire and police crews directed traffic and awaited tow trucks to remove the wreckage.

Both the Hyundai and the bus were facing the plaza, with “Prom” visibly written across the rear windshield of the Hollidaysburg teen’s car in orange paint.

Allegheny Township police were assisted by Allegheny Township Fire Department workers as well as Duncansville and Hollidaysburg ambulance crews.

Police said an investigation is still ongoing.