Car hits bus in Saugerties

A car rear-ended a school bus this morning on Rt. 212 in Saugerties. Luckily, there were no injuries.

The accident occurred shortly before 7:26 a.m., when police received the call. Police said Nicholas W. Gagner, 31, of Palenville, was driving a 2016 Kia Solara east on Rt. 212 when he failed to observe that a school bus had stopped in front of him and struck it from behind.

Gagner was arrested and charged with the misdemeanor of aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle in the second degree and the violations of unlicensed operator, following too closely and failing to notify DMV of address change.