CVU bus in accident (12/17/09)

Dec. 17, 2009

A Champlain Valley Union High School bus was involved in a minor accident during a snowstorm on Dec. 9. A vehicle in Shelburne struck a bus carrying CVU’s Madrigal Singers from Hinesburg to a rehearsal in Burlington.

Roads were slick with ice and snow the afternoon of the accident.

Bob Mason, chief operations officer with Chittenden South Supervisory Union, said there were no injuries to any bus passengers. According to police reports, the driver of the car initially left the scene of the accident, but returned after police arrived. The driver had a learner’s driving permit and was in the car with his mother.

There was little damage to the bus or the car. Police are investigating to determine whether to file charges.

Classes were not cancelled at CVU on Wednesday and many afterschool events continued as planned.

“After school activity cancellation is evaluated locally by each building principal, once decisions are made they communicate directly to parents,” Mason wrote in an e-mail to the Observer.


— Tim Simard, Observer staff