Stu­dent in­jured in bus crash out­side high school

North Penn Life - - News - By Dan Sokil dsokil@jour­nalregis­ter.com

A ko­rth menn eigh pchool stu­dent was in­jured and about two dozen oth­ers were shaken up as a school bus was rear-ended head­ing out of the high school Mon­day af­ter­noon.

The ac­ci­dent took place around 2:PM p.m. as the bus – ko. 6P – was hit from be­hind by a black Ford Taurus in an ac­ci­dent ini­tially caused by a red mon­tiac that hit the Taurus from be­hind.

“My shoes are kind of wide, and the gas pedal and brake pedal are really close, so when f went to hit the brake, f hit the gas too and didn’t stop,” the driver of the mon­tiac said.

ee de­clined to be iden­ti­fied, but said he was not hurt in the ac­ci­dent. A male driver and pas­sen­ger in the Taurus were both also un­hurt, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

A fe­male pas­sen­ger on the bus suf­fered un­known in­juries and com­plained of pain im­me­di­ately af­ter the ac­ci­dent, ac­cord­ing to po­lice, and was taken by sol­un­teer Med­i­cal per­vice Corps am­bu­lance to Abing- ton eealth - Lans­dale eospi­tal for eval­u­a­tion.

“We’ll do our own in- ves­ti­ga­tion and talk to our bus driver and both of the young men who were driv­ing, but our first pri­or­ity is the young woman in the am­bu­lance,” said kmep As­sis­tant mrin­ci­pal haren eolmes.

Af­ter po­lice took their names and in­for­ma­tion, the re­main­ing stu­dents were trans­ferred onto an­other school bus around P:2M p.m. and taken to their des­ti­na­tions.

The Taurus suf­fered heavy front-end dam­age and was towed from the scene, while the mon­tiac suf­fered mi­nor front-end dam­age.

The school bus was driven to the nearby ko­rth menn district main­te­nance fa­cil­ity fol­low­ing the ac­ci­dent for in­spec­tion.

Photo by GE­OFF PAT­TON

Emer­gency re­spon­ders work at the scene of a crash Mon­day in­volv­ing a car and a North Penn school bus. One stu­dent was in­jured in the crash.

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