Ellery bus driver flown to Buffalo hospital

ELLERY – A bus driver was flown to Buffalo General Hospital following an accident in the Maple Grove Junior-Senior High School parking lot Friday morning.

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the accident and an investigation revealed the operator of the school bus, which had no students on board, suffered a medical emergency and struck three parked cars in the lot before driving over a snowbank.

The driver, whose name was not released, was treated at the scene by the Fluvanna Volunteer Fire Department before being transported to the Ellery Town Park by Alstar Ambulance. Once at the park, Starflight flew the driver to Buffalo.

No charges were filed.