Daycare Student Hurt in School Bus Crash on I-81
Rice Township, Pennsylvania (August 25, 2017) – A student sustained minor injuries when a school bus was involved in a Rice Township School Bus Crash on I-81 on Thursday morning.
The incident happened at about 9:50 a.m. August 24, in the southbound lanes of I-81 near the Naungola exit.
It is reported that the school bus driver failed to notice a UPS tractor trailer before he made an unsafe lane change.
The tractor-trailer struck the bus, and the impact caused the bus driver to lose control of the vehicle and hit a guardrail.
The bus had 27 occupants; twenty-two students and five adults.
At least one student was injured in the crash and was transported by an ambulance to a hospital in the area.
The school bus belongs to Hanover Area School and was carrying children from Wilkes-Barre Academy Daycare.
The bus was being driven by Robert Metcalf, of Hanover Township while the truck driver was identified as Garfield Beamon of New Windsor, New York.
Police are yet to conclude an investigation into the accident. We will update you with information as soon as authorities release more details.
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