Video shows truck crash into school bus with NJ students
A school bus carrying a group of Wayne Valley High School students was involved in a crash with two tractor-trailers on I-78 in Pennsylvania Tuesday morning, officials said.
Wayne Township Superintendent of Schools Mark Toback said in a statement on the district's website that there were 37 students on the bus under the supervision of one teacher and one guidance counselor. The students were heading to Dorney Park in Allentown, Pa. when the crash occurred.
According to wfmz.com, the crash took place on I-78 west in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County. The school district claims a tractor-trailer "collided (sideswiped) with the bus."
Following the crash, the superintendent said, five students were taken to Saint Luke's Hospital for minor injuries along with one school employee and the bus driver. A total of nine people were treated for injuries as a result of the crash, wfmz.com reported.
"Our first priority is always the well-being of our students and we were deeply concerned about those children who were on the bus at the time of the accident," Toback said.
The superintendent added that the remaining students who did not sustain injuries were taken to Dorney Park where they were evaluated by the Wayne Valley High School nurse.
"Additional counseling support for our students will be offered by the school district as needed," Toback said.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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