By Margaret Thomsen A school bus and pick-up truck accident occurred at the junction of Highway T55 and Highway 96, about four miles east of Gladbrook. According to a press release by the Tama County Sheriff’s Office: “On Monday, May 6, 2013, around 3:20 PM, an eastbound Yellow 2005 Bluebird School bus, driven by Charles Delfs, 77, from Gladbrook, failed to yield upon a left turn, and turned in front of a westbound 2011 Ford F350 with livestock trailer, driven by Gregg Reisinger, 68, from Eldora. There were no kids on the school bus and there were no injuries reported by either driver. The driver of the school bus was issued a citation for failure to yield upon a left turn. The accident was investigated y the Tama County Sheriff’s Office and was assisted by the Gladbrook Fire Department.”
This is the scene of an accident at the junction of Highway T 55 and Highway 96, about four miles east of Gladbrook. The accident happened about 3:20 PM on Monday. The Gladbrook-Reinbeck bus was driven by Charles Delfs of Gladbrook. Delfs nor Gregg Reisinger of Eldora, driver of the Ford F350 pick-up truck were reported to be injured. The cattle on the trailer were bruised, but as of press time, non had died. The photo shows the cattle being loaded onto another trailer. The side of the bus was severely scraped and the axle of the rear duals appeared to be broken. The goose neck and front end of the Featherlite stock trailer were damaged and the Ford F350 pick-up suffered severe damaged to the front end with both airbags deployed.