School bus with 19 children on board struck by vehicle in Tonawanda

TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A vehicle passed a red light and struck a school bus at Main and Wheeler Streets in the City of Tonawanda on Tuesday. 

According to City of Tonawanda Police, the vehicle was traveling north on Main Street and struck the front portion of the bus as the bus was crossing over the intersection on Wheeler Street, traveling west at 4:09 p.m.  

There were 19 children on board from the Charter School for Applied Technologies on Kenmore Avenue. Their ages ranged from five to 18.

No injuries were reported.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the school bus was identified as Elizabeth L. Allen-Ball, 50, of Tonawanda. She was issued an appearance ticket for passing a red light and driving without a license. 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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