The Times-Tribune

Four city students injured in crash of car, school bus

- BY JOSEPH KOHUT

STAFF WRITER Four Scranton School District students were evaluated at a city hospital Tuesday after a collision between a school bus and a car during the morning commute.

A 16-year-old high school student turned onto Diamond Avenue from Ward Place at 8 a.m. and struck the side of the school bus, Lt. Glenn Thomas said.

Of the 11 students on the bus, three boys, ages 12, 16 and 17, suffered minor injuries and went to an area hospital for a medical check, as did the other vehicle’s driver, Lt. Thomas said.

The teen driver will be cited for careless driving.

In an email, district Superinten­dent Alexis Kirijan, Ed.D., expressed gratitude the situation had not been more serious.

“The safety of our students is always a priority, and we do everything possible to ensure their safety while they are in our care,” she wrote.

“The Scranton School District team was immediatel­y deployed to the scene. They did an exemplary job of following the district protocols. We are thankful that there were no serious injuries.” Contact the writer: jkohut@timesshamr­ock.com, @jkohutTT on Twitter

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