Northern school bus crash sends 25 students to hospital

Written by Teresa Boeckel/The York Daily Record | Oct 25, 2017 6:25 PM

More than two dozen Northern York County School District students sustained minor injuries when two school buses collided in Cumberland County on Wednesday, according to Rachel Bryson, communications director for Cumberland County.

The crash happened shortly after noon at Route 114 and Bent Creek Boulevard in Silver Spring Township, Bryson said.

One school bus hit the back of the other, Silver Spring Township Police Sgt. Todd Lindsay said. One bus had front-end damage.

A total of 96 Northern York County Middle School students were on the buses, district spokeswoman Vangie Unti said.

"Twenty-five students were transported to area hospitals for evaluation, out of precaution," Unti said. "No critical injuries were reported."

Police said one adult also was transported to a hospital.

The students who were not injured returned to the middle school and were dismissed at regular time, Unti said.

The students were on a field trip to Cumberland Perry Vo-Tech at the time of the crash, she said.

Rohrer Bus Co. owns and operates the buses. The district has a contract with the bus company to provide services. 

Silver Spring Township Police and the bus company are investigating the crash, Unti said.

This story comes to us through a partnership between WITF and The York Daily Record.

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