Police: 34 York Tech students on bus that crashed near York Suburban HS

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch
An emergency responder surveys the scene following a two-vehicle crash involving a school bus carrying about 25 York County School of Technology students at Hollywood Drive and Midland Avenue on March 19, 2019.
(Dawn J. Sagert photo)


Spring Garden Township Police on Wednesday morning issued a news release with updated information about a Tuesday-morning crash involving a school bus filled with students on their way to York County School of Technology.

There were 34 students on the bus, two of whom reported apparent non-life-threatening injuries, the release states.

The bus and a pickup truck collided at the intersection of Hollywood Drive and Midland Avenue about 7:43 a.m., according to the release.

The crash investigation is ongoing, police said. They have so far not released who is at fault in the crash.

Both drivers escaped injury, according to the news release.

Police are asking anyone with information about the crash to call them at 717-843-0851, or reach a Spring Garden Township officer by calling 911.


An ambulance crew took one York County School of Technology student to the hospital Tuesday morning after a school bus filled with students was involved in a two-vehicle crash in Spring Garden Township, police said.

Spring Garden Township Police Chief George Swartz said the crash happened about 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the intersection of Hollywood Drive and Midland Avenue.

That location is close to both York Suburban High School and the York Jewish Community Center.

There were about 25 technology-school students on the bus when it and a car collided in the intersection, according to the chief.

One student complained of neck pain and was taken to York Hospital by a Grantley Ambulance crew, he said.

A second student was seen by the school nurse after arriving at school, according to Swartz, who said it's unclear what injuries, if any, that student suffered.

The bus sustained minor damage and was driven from the crash scene after investigating officers cleared it to leave, the chief said.

By that time, another bus had picked up the students and driven them to school, Swartz said. The car involved was towed from the scene, he said.

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York County School of Technology spokeswoman Mary Godin told The York Dispatch on Tuesday morning that after school officials learned about the crash, "we immediately had two administrators go to the scene of the accident to help the students."

It's standard procedure for York Tech to have administrators respond to a crash scene or incident to ensure students' safety, as well as to ensure the school's policies and emergency procedures are being followed, she said.

School officials immediately notified the parents of the student who was taken to York Hospital with a minor injury, according to Godin.

The rest of the students were checked by the school nurse after being brought to York Tech after the crash, she said.

The parents and guardians of those students were alerted "as soon as possible after the accident," Godin said.

The crash remains under investigation, according to Swartz. That investigation is expected to determine how the crash happened and which driver was at fault.

He said he expects to release more information later on Tuesday.

— Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @LizScolforoYD.