School bus with 29 children falls into Pennsylvania creek

School bus with 29 children falls into Pennsylvania creek

A group of students were involved in a bus crash in Pennsylvania Monday morning, but it appears none were seriously injured, authorities said.

School bus with 29 children falls into Pennsylvania creek

An Easton Area School District bus crashed into a guardrail and rolled 25 feet before landing in Bushkill Creek, according to Lehighvalleylive.com.

“We were dispatched at 07:39 for an accident with unknown injuries,” Easton Fire Chief Henry Hennings told People in a statement.

“Upon arrival, we found a school bus that left the roadway, crossed a bike path/walking trail and had continued down an embankment to stop at Bushkill Creek,” Hennings adds.

There were “approximately 30 people on the bus,” which included high school students and the bus driver, according to Hennings.

Easton Area School District Superintendent David Piperato told lehighvalleylive.com that there were 29 students on board.

With the assistance of the Easton Police Department, authorities began the process of removing the students.

Several people transported to the hospital

Due to “minor” injuries, Hennings says three people had to be moved on stretchers because they “couldn’t walk or climb.”

“Because it was on an embankment, we used dirt ladders to carry them from the creek bed to the bike path/walking trail,” Hennings adds.

“Once everyone was removed from the bus, all patients were triaged and, if necessary, transported to local hospitals for treatment.”

WFMZ reported that eight students and the bus driver were taken to the hospital by ambulance, citing a school district spokesperson and police.

The extent of their injuries was not immediately known.

Although the cause of the accident is unknown, police say the vehicle was “traveling northbound” when it “swerved.”

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