Volo Auto Museum officials said that two kids crashed an antique Disney double-decker bus into a tree on Monday, damaging the $450,000 vehicle.
Volo Auto Museum Director Brian Grams said that two grade-school-age children climbed into the vehicle at the museum, which is located at 27582 Volo Village Road in Volo, and took it out of park. The bus rolled 80 feet down a slight hill and struck a tree.
The two children were not injured and Grams said it could have been worse but luckily wasn’t. “The bus hit the tree straight on at its sturdiest point. The damage would have been much greater had it been just a few inches to the left or right.”
The museum purchased the rare 1956 bus in 2014 and spent roughly $100,000 to $150,000 restoring it.
An insurance claim and police report have both been filed. Grams said that the keys were not in the vehicle and the bus was in a restricted area.
The crash caused the bus frame to bend, steering wheel to break and the brass radiator shell to be damaged.