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Bus driver cited after crash at Norwalk reservoir

• Updated May 10, 2018 at 2:02 PM

A local bus driver has been cited after an accident at Veterans Memorial Lake Park.

Just before 1 p.m. May 2, Norwalk police were called to the reservoir, where they found a CLI Inc. bus partially under Shelter No. 1. There was significant structural damage to the shelter.

The bus driver, Lynn Kuhn, 60, of Norwalk, told police she attempted to park in front of the shelter and put the emergency brake on. Kuhn said she could not get the gear shift into park and lost control of the vehicle, striking the shelter.

Also aboard the bus were a 71-year-old Norwalk man, a 53-year-old Monroeville woman and a 25-year-old Norwalk man.

Initially there were no injuries reported. Later, however, one of the passengers complained of back pain and North Central EMS was contacted to respond, police said.

General Services Superintendent Wally Ritchie responded, along with Safety Service Director Dan Wendt, and the area around the shelter was taped off, patrolman Justin Fulton stated in his report. The bus remained parked under the shelter until a structural engineer could evaluate the damage.

Kuhn was cited for failure to control.

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