A motorist was
injured and cited on Friday after striking a Duneland school bus on West
Porter Ave., in an accident which also injured a student on the bus,
Chesterton Police said.
police, at 7 a.m. Mary C. Dugan-Marx, 54, of Chesterton, was northbound on
South 20th Street when she disregarded the stop sign at West Porter Ave. and
struck a Duneland school bus westbound on West Porter Ave.
The driver of the
bus was Melanie M. Tall, 49, of Porter.
sustained a head injury and was transported to hospital, police said, while
a 10-year-old boy on the bus complained of pain to his shoulder/upper arm.
police that she had “no recollection of the crash other than seeing yellow
at some point during the incident.”
“Due to the damage
to both vehicles at the scene and the statement from (the bus driver), it
can be determined that (Dugan-Marx) was traveling at a speed well over the
30 mph speed limit when the crash occurred,” police said.
issued a citation for disregarding a stop sign.
total damage to Dugan-Marx’s 2006 Honda Civic and the bus at up to $10,000.