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Five people were injured when a Toyota sedan slammed into the back of a Poudre Valley School District bus in Larimer County on Friday, April 18, 2014. (Credit: SkyFOX)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Fort Collins woman who slammed into the back of a Poudre School District bus in Larimer County on Friday morning has been cited for careless driving resulting in injury, the Colorado State Patrol said.

A CSP investigation found Ashlie Dickerson, 24, had about 900 or more feet of unobstructed line of sight before plowing into the back of the bus. The bus’ amber lights also were flashing at 1125 E. Larimer County Road 82, near the intersection with Larimer County Road 15.

It’s still unclear what caused the crash, but CSP has ruled out excessive speed, drugs and alcohol.

Three students and the bus driver were injured and taken to a hospital for treatment. Dickerson was taken by helicopter to a hospital with serious injuries. She was released on Monday, CSP trooper Nate Reid said.



  • Robert Gift

    Check Ashlie “full speed ahead” Dickerson’s cell phone for text messaging.
    Or did she really continue while blinded by the sun?

    Reminds me of the woman driving south on a major arterial.
    Snow collected on the cool LED traffic signals and blocked the north-facing lamps.
    Heading westbound, as I approached the GREEN signal, I was not convinced that the southbound vehicle was stopping.
    So I stopped and she continued right through her RED signal.

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