Controversy Continues After School Bus Crash

May 25, 2012 Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 3:19 PM EDT

By WKBW News

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May 25, 2012 Updated Nov 6, 2013 at 3:19 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N. Y. (WKBW)- The City of Buffalo said a pile of rubble could be to blame for a school bus going off the side of the road and crashing into a house. They claim the rubble stood five feet too far into the street, and caused a bus driver to swerve off the road into a house on West Woodside Avenue.

Luckily no one was hurt, but everyone agrees this could have been much more serious. The sidewalk contractor being blamed is Carmelo Sciascia and his company called Master’s Edge. Sciascia said it is not his fault. Sciascia claims the bus driver was speeding and not paying attention, which caused the accident. The city disagrees.

"The preliminary report is that the sun was at an angle, the driver could not see that stone pile, avoided it by doing a maneuver and couldn't recover and hit the structure," Buffalo City School District Transportation Director Al Diamico said.

The city said they are going to force Sciascia to pay for the damages, but he said he would fight the claim.