Police: 2 Paradise Elementary students taken to hospital after Jackson Twp. crash

Liz Evans Scolforo
York Dispatch
Two Paradise Elementary students complained of back pain after this car rear-ended the school van they were riding in Nov. 7, 2019, at the intersection of Big Mount Road and Route 30 (Lincoln Highway), police said.

Two Paradise Elementary School students suffered what appear to be minor injuries Thursday when the van they were riding in was rear-ended, according to Northern York County Regional Police.

The school van, which was stopped at a stop sign for traffic, then rear-ended the vehicle in front of it, police said.

It happened about 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the intersection of Big Mount Road and Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) in Jackson Township, police said.

The van, carrying five Paradise Elementary students, was stopped on Big Mount Road, facing southbound, when it was struck from behind by a car, according to Lt. Gregg Anderson.

He said the car slid on the wet roadway, which is what caused it to rear-end the van.

Two students complained of back pain and were transported to local hospitals, Anderson said. No one else was hurt.

A third student was picked up at the scene by a parent, and the remaining two students were taken from the scene in another school vehicle, the lieutenant said.

Spring Grove Area School District officials were on scene, Anderson said.

There was no sign of alcohol or drug impairment in any of the three drivers, according to the lieutenant.

The damaged vehicles were towed and the intersection is clear, Anderson said.

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