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Wilton Purchases Second Dial-A-Ride Bus To Replace One Damaged In Wreck

Insurance payouts for a wreck that totaled one of the city's buses will allow Wilton to purchase a second bus at no cost to taxpayers.
Insurance payouts for a wreck that totaled one of the city's buses will allow Wilton to purchase a second bus at no cost to taxpayers. Photo Credit: Wilton Department of Parks and Recreation

WILTON, Conn. -- An insurance payout from a June wreck that totaled one of Wilton's Dial-A-Ride buses will allow the town to purchase a second bus even though the town selectmen only budgeted for one, according to the Wilton Bulletin.

Because the contract to purchase the bus cost less than expected, and the damaged bus was fully insured -- to date, $46,000 in coverage has been paid -- taxpayers will not bear the cost of buying the new bus, said the Wilton Bulletin.

The accident occurred June 30, when a driver programming his GPS and drinking coffee, drifted into the other lane, hitting and totaling the Dial-A-Ride bus driven by Ross Hand, reported the Wilton Bulletin.

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