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Person charged for running stop sign, crashing into school bus in North Collins

Person charged for running stop sign, crashing into school bus in North Collins
Posted at 8:10 AM, Feb 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-14 08:10:11-05

NORTH COLLINS, N.Y. (WKBW) — The Erie County Sheriff's Office says a man has been charged for allegedly running a stop sign and crashing into an occupied school bus in North Collins.

Authorities say 37-year-old Joseph Cala of Buffalo, ran a stop sign, injuring three people in a school bus, including the driver, an aide, and a student.

This happened just after 3 o'clock, Wednesday afternoon on Shirley Road at the intersection of Ketchum Road in North Collins.

Cala is charged with the following

  • Aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle due to a previous alcohol-related conviction
  • Failure to stop at a stop sign
  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Operation of a motor vehicle by an unlicensed driver

The Crash Investigation Unit is still investigating.