An 18-year-old whose pickup crashed into a school bus in Sidney, Iowa, has paid $535.25 in fines.
Drew Graham had been ticketed on suspicion of texting while driving, driving on the wrong side of the roadway, and not wearing his seat belt. All three are simple misdemeanors.
He paid his fines last week.
Graham was westbound on Knox Road by the junior-senior high school on the morning of Feb. 22 when he crossed the center line and struck the eastbound school bus, according to the Iowa State Patrol’s initial crash report.
Graham was flown by medical helicopter to Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha in critical condition. He was released in early March.
Two of the seven students on the bus were taken to emergency rooms after the crash where they were treated and released, the Patrol said. Dennis Golden, 60, the school bus driver, has said he went to the hospital to have his knee checked out.