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Teenage driver, 18, cited in school bus wreck
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A Dawsonville teen has been ticketed following last week's crash involving a Dawson County school bus.

Michael Cronan, 18, was cited for failure to yield the right of way after a stop, which Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Robin Stone said resulted in the Oct. 20 wreck at the intersection of Hwy. 9 South and Perimeter Road.

The collision occurred as Cronan attempted to cross over Hwy. 9 to Perimeter Road from JC Burt Road, according to Stone.

She said Cronan pulled into the path of a 2004 Chevrolet Astrovan driven by Mary Ann Nicely, who was headed north of Hwy. 9.

The front end of Nicely's van made impact with the right side of Cronan's 2004 Suzuki Berona, rotating the car counter clockwise and into the special needs school bus, which was waiting to turn left on Hwy. 9 at the Perimeter Road stop sign.

"There were seven children on the bus, and none of them were hurt. The bus did not move on impact," Stone said.

Dawson County school's spokeswoman Lisa Perry said the bus was en route to Black's Mill Elementary and Riverview Middle schools.

The students loaded a second bus and were taken on to school, she said.

Cronan received minor injuries, but was not transported, while Nicely said she and her 11-year-old daughter, a passenger in the van, were treated for cuts and bruises at a local urgent care center.

School bus driver Brandy Hicks received a warning from state patrol for driving without her license present, Stone said.