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Springville school bus driver injured in collision with tractor-trailer

A school bus driver for the Springville-Griffith Institute School District was airlifted to Erie County Medical Center Wednesday morning after being injured in a collision with a tractor-trailer in the Town of Concord.

No students were aboard the bus, said Ted Welch, the district’s business administrator and transportation supervisor.

The bus driver, Marlene Golabek, 56, of Springville, is listed in stable condition at ECMC, Erie County sheriff’s officials said.

The driver of the tractor-trailer, David Barry, 26, of Denton, Md., suffered no injuries, sheriff’s officials said.

Barry was traveling westbound on Genesee Road at about 8:37 a.m. Wednesday and failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Genesee and Springville-Boston Road, officials said.

When the tractor-trailer entered the intersection, it was struck by the bus, which was traveling south on Springville-Boston Road.

The bus was heading back to the bus garage on North Street in Springville after dropping off about a dozen students at various parochial schools in the Hamburg area, Welch said.

Welch said the bus driver’s husband also drives for the district.

“He was coming back from his run when he came upon the scene,” Welch said.

Golabek, who has worked for the district for two years, had to be freed from the wreckage. She was taken by ambulance to the East Concord Fire Department on Genesee Road, where a waiting helicopter took her to ECMC.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to her and her family,” Welch said.

Barry was cited for failure to obey a stop sign, failure to yield the right of way and a log book violation, sheriff’s officials said.

The investigation of the crash is continuing.