Distracted driving blamed for crash into school bus

RYAN ABELLA/Miner

RYAN ABELLA/Miner

KINGMAN - An 18-year-old Golden Valley man was cited Monday after he reportedly dropped something on the floorboard of a 1995 Toyota.

His foot reportedly pressed down on the accelerator when he reached down to pick up the item. The car crashed into a Kingman Unified School District bus that was carrying three elementary school students, who were not injured, at about 1:45 p.m. in the area of Hope Avenue and Main Street.

A co-driver who was standing in the bus received minor injuries, according to Kingman Police spokeswoman Jennifer Sochocki.

The car's driver was cited for failure to yield at a stop sign and an insurance violation.