Six students sent to hospital following York City bus crash
The bus was transporting William Penn High School students when the crash occurred, injuring six. William Kalina, 717-505-5449/@BillKalina
Six William Penn Senior High School students were sent to area hospitals with injuries after their bus crashed in York City on Thursday morning.
Erin James, York City school district spokeswoman, said in an email that the bus was taking students from the high school to the Edgar Fahs Smith STEAM Academy when it was involved in a crash.
Philip Given, chief of staff for York City Mayor Michael Helfrich, said the school bus was traveling north on Maryland Avenue when it became involved with another vehicle about 7:50 a.m. Thursday, March 28.
Crash: The bus hit a fence on the east side of Maryland Avenue, but it did not hit the home on the property, according to Given.
“It’s unclear to what extent the other vehicle was involved,” Given said.
York City Deputy Fire Chief Bill Sleeger said the vehicle was a silver sedan.
Four students were taken to York Hospital, and the bus driver and two other students were taken to Memorial Hospital for treatment, according to Given, who described their injuries as not life-threatening.
The driver of the other vehicle declined medical attention, according to Given.
The other students on the bus were evaluated by a school nurse, district spokeswoman James said.
Given said the remaining students on the bus walked to the STEAM Academy, which is about a block from the crash site.
The bus belonged to F&S Transportation Inc.
About 3 p.m. Thursday, James said all the students had been released from the hospital, and none of their injuries were serious.
Sleeger said the fire department left the crash scene about 10 a.m.
Additional information on the crash was not immediately available Thursday afternoon.
Previous crashes: This is the third crash involving a bus in York County in the past two weeks.
On March 19, 34 York County School of Technology students were on a bus when a pickup truck collided with it at the intersection of Hollywood Drive and Midland Avenue about 7:45 a.m., according to Spring Garden Township Police.
Two of the students reported non-life-threatening injuries. The bus was a Durham School Services bus.
On March 14, an SUV struck a bus carrying Dallastown Area High School students head-on in the 2400 block of Cape Horn Road.
York Area Regional Police said the driver of the SUV suffered minor injuries. The bus belonged to Reliance Student Transportation.
Both the bus driver and the students escaped injury in that crash.
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