Gloucester Twp. – Another school bus mishap occurred last Tuesday that sent five students and a school bus driver to the hospital. Police said that they sustained minor injuries following a crash involving the school bus and a car.
The students in the school bus were on their way to Camden County Vocational School when the accident happened in the Berlin-Cross Keys Road along Atlantic City Expressway.
Police said that students and bus driver were taken to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation. Due to the mishap, one lane was closed for more than 45 minutes while investigation was underway.
Gloucester Township police traffic safety unit is investigating the crash was still unit late Tuesday morning; however, no charges had been filed.
Aside from the police, the investigation was assisted by EMS crews from Winslow & Gloucester Township; staff from the Kennedy Memorial Hospital, Lambs Terrace Fire Company and the Winslow police.
The six people injured in a school bus accident in Gloucester Township on Tuesday morning were transported to Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township.
The collision between the school bus taking students to the Camden County Vocational School and a car happened at about 7:00oclock in the morning at the? Berlin-Cross Keys Road along the Atlantic City Expressway.? Along with the driver, five students were hospitalized for minor injuries.
The bus is operated by T&L Bus but no charges have been filed in the crash as police continue their investigation.
As the Gloucester Township Police Department answered to a crash at the Berlin Cross Keys Road along Atlantic City Expressway, they found a motor vehicle collision between a school bus and a car. The bus was on its way to Camden county Vocation School transporting students. Injuries of the bus driver and five students were all reported minor. They were delivered to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation.
Traffic was affected as one lane of the roadway was closed for approximately 45 minutes while the crash was under investigation. The bus is operated by T&L Bus Service from Gibbsboro, NJ.
No charges have been filed as the Police Department Traffic Safety Unit Gloucester Township continued their investigation. Authorities are talking with witnesses and filing evidences to strengthen their case.
These agencies assisted in probing the accident: Gloucester Township E.M.S.; Kennedy E.M.S.; Lambs Terrace Fire Department; Winslow E.M.S. and the Winslow Police Department.
Every year in the U.S., more than 23 million children ride buses to their elementary and secondary schools.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the school bus transportation system is one of the biggest and safest public transit systems in the country.
However, annually, more than 17,000 children end up in emergency rooms due to bus related- injuries.
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