Man distracted before rearending bus

Deputies say a man was distracted shortly before crashing into a bus in Brocton early Friday morning.

The sheriff’s office says the accident happened when a Brocton Central School bus was stopped on Rt. 20 with its lights flashing and another vehicle had stopped behind it. According to deputies, 28-year-old Michael Manganiello was distracted by something off the road and hadn’t noticed the bus and vehicle had stopped.

Road conditions made Manganiello unable to stop in time and authorities say he sideswiped the stopped vehicle and rearended the bus, which had two students on board.

No one was injured in the accident.

Manganiello was ticketed for speed not reasonable and prudent. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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