Nearly FIFTY children and two adults are hospitalized after school bus crashes in Pennsylvania Southshorehealth

Nearly fifty children and two adults have been rushed to hospital following a collision in Pennsylvania. 

A school bus carrying 49 children collided with a flatbed tow truck in Luzerne County at around 8am on Route 115. 

The driver of the bus is believed to have suffered a medical issue while traveling along the road.

Police say this caused them to cross over the road and strike the bus head on, with the driver taken to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center.

A second adult, believed to have been driving the bus, was also taken to hospital to be checked over. 

Both drivers are understood to have suffered ‘moderate’ injuries in the incident, with a secondary bus arriving on scene to take the kids to the hospital. 

The children suffered ‘minor injuries’, but were still taken to the medical center as a precaution.  

Pennsylvania State Police have confirmed that the children were on their way to Bear Creek Community Charter School for their second day of school.

All of the children were aged between five to 14, and are all in grades kindergarten to eight. 

The parents of the children have been notified, and were able to collect them from the hospital. A probe into the crash is still ongoing. 

In a statement, the Pennsylvania State Police said: ‘Although this was an unfortunate event we are grateful there were no serious injuries. 

‘We wish everyone a speedy recovery. We’d like to thank the good citizens who stopped to render aid.’

Route 115 is closed from Laurel Run Road to East Mountain Boulevard while crews work the scene. 

Jim Smith, CEO of Bear Creek Community Charter School added that he wanted to thank all the responding agencies to the ‘unfortunate incident along the highway. 

He said: ‘I’d also like to reinforce that the parents, bystanders and school staff rallied to support the students. I am looking forward to the results of the ongoing investigation. 

‘We thank the police and STA and the bus company blessed with a phenomenal level of cooperation among all entities that showed through today.’

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