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Maple Grove bus driver suffers medical emergency, hits three cars

BEMUS POINT – A school bus driver had a medical emergency and crashed in the parking lot of the Maple Grove Junior-Senior High School in the Town of Ellery about 7:58 a.m. Friday.

No school children were on the bus at the time.

Three parked cars were struck by the bus before it stopped in a snow bank, according to the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department.

The driver, whose name was not released, was treated at the scene by the Fluvanna Volunteer Fire Department and transported to Ellery Town Park by an Alstar Ambulance. From there a Starflight helicopter took the bus driver to Buffalo General Hospital for treatment.

No charges are being considered in the incident, the sheriff’s department said.