Easton Area (Penn.) school district bus crash scene

Bus transporting middle school students in Pennsylvania crashes into creek

Nov. 8, 2021
The driver and the 29 Easton (Pa.) district students on board escaped serious injury, but several were taken to area hospitals for treatment.

Several students were treated for injuries Monday after an Easton Area (Pa.) school district bus carrying 29 students crashed through a guard rail and landed in a creek. 

The Allentown Morning Call reports that the accident happened shortly before 8 a.m. The bus, carrying 29 middle school students, was heading north when it crashed through a rail into Bushkill Creek.

Easton schools Superintendent David Piperato said 29 students rode the bus. Authorities said the injuries sustained were not serious; seven students were taken by ambulance to local hospitals, and two other students were transported by their parents for medical attention. The bus driver also was taken to a hospital as a precaution.

The bus rolled 25 feet down from the road into the creek, reports 

Easton Police Chief Carl Scalzo said the bus was headed north and veered to the right where the shoulder is somewhat elevated, then veered back across the opposite lane of traffic, through the rail, down onto the footpath and into the creek.

At least two students and the driver had to be lifted up the steep embankment one by one in a "stokes" basket," according to Easton Fire Department officials. 

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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