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A school bus driver was injured Monday in a collision with a car at the intersection of Shirley and Ketchum roads in the Town of North Collins.

Bus driver Diane E. Dorman, 39, of Lawtons was transported by Mercy Flight to Erie County Medical Center, where she was treated for arm injuries and bruises, Erie County sheriff's deputies said.

A 3-year-old child and a bus aide traveling in the small school bus driven by Dorman were not seriously injured.

Dorman was driving a van-type school bus operated by Carrier Coach Co. south on Ketchum Road when, authorities said, she failed to heed a stop sign at Shirley Road. The bus struck a car that was westbound on Shirley and driven by Jennifer A. Dinnocenzo, 31, of Angola.

Dinnocenzo, who suffered neck strain, and her 7-year-old son, Noah, who had a contusion on his side, were both treated in Lake Shore Hospital, Irving, and released. Both were wearing seat belts, sheriff's deputies said.

The 3-year-old passenger on the bus, Michael Romono of Ketchum Road, was taken to Tri-County Hospital, Gowanda, as a precaution. Deputies said the boy, who was in a child restraint seat on the bus, was not injured.

The bus aide, Enos Neymon, 33, of Cattaraugus, was treated for neck strain and contusions in Tri-County and released. Both Dorman and Neymon were also wearing seat belts.

Charges were pending in connection with the accident, which was investigated by sheriff's accident investigators Sgt. Gary Horton, Deputy James Bauer and Deputy Richard Stoll. Firefighters from the North Collins and Lawtons fire departments were dispatched to treat the injured at the scene.

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