MPS bus driver found not at fault; second crash for district in 1 week
An Oklahoma City woman crashed her car into a Mustang school bus on Mustang Road Friday morning sending her to the hospital, according to police.
Dorotha F. Parasich, 71, was driving her 2009 Hyundai Sonata northbound in the inside lane of Mustang Road with another car, driven by Cody J. Hughes, 30, behind her vehicle. When Parasich attempted to turn into the Braum’s parking lot, her car collided with a 2006 Mustang school bus driven by Randell D. Brubaker, 67, Yukon.
The police report states that possible skid marks on the roadway indicate that Brubaker attempted to avoid the collision. Parasich’s car was pushed and spun across the southbound lanes and back northbound where her car hit the front end of Hughes’ 2013 white Ford Fusion, according to the police report by Corporal Dylan Wilson.
Two witnesses saw the accident and made reports to Mustang Police.
Krystal Thompson, 28, of Mustang wrote in her witness statement that she was saw Parasich turn in front of the bus, which she noted seemed to be going “rather fast.”
“Her bumper flew in front of me and she hit the white car that was next to me,” Thompson wrote.
Another witness account by Robert Smith, 55, of Edmond reported that traffic was backed up as he was traveling south on Mustang Road. He saw Parasich turn in front of him into Braum’s.
“As she started to turn, Mustang school bus, also traveling south of Mustang Road in right hand lane collided with the Toyota.”
According to the accident report, Mustang Police reported that Parasich made an improper turn into a private drive, and no improper action by the bus driver.
Parasich’s airbag in her car deployed as a result of the accident, police reported. She was transported by ambulance to Integris Canadian Valley Hospital in Yukon after complaining of chest pains.
School spokesperson Shannon Rigsby said the district’s last accident involving a bus was in April when a bus turning left, scraped a car at the intersection with the back bus tire.
On Tuesday, another school bus accident occurred at the high school when a student was driving in an restricted area for buses only and clipped a bus.