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School Bus Crash Sends 16 Children to Hospital

16 children between the ages of eight to twelve, and seven adults were taken to two Franklin County, PA hospitals Sunday after a two vehicle crash on interstate 81 northbound in Franklin County, PA. According to Pennsylvania State Police, the bus belonged to Cumberland Valley Christian School, Open Door Church and was headed to Quakertown, Bucks County where the children were to attend summer camp at Men ‘O Lan Camp. Police said a second vehicle, belonging to a 79-year old gentleman attempted to pass the bus, but as he was trying to get back in his lane, he narrowly missed a second vehicle. He tried to swerve out of the way and lost control. In the process, the 79-year old tried to recorrect, and was hit sideways by the oncoming bus. Both vehicles ended up in a nearby ditch, the bus rolled and landed on its roof. Even though several of the children had to be extracted from the bus, police report there were no serious injuries and everyone was taken to area hospitals. Exact cause of the accident is still under investigation, and charges may be file against the 79-year old man who police said was the “at fault driver”.

As Chambersburg, PA Auto Accident Attorneys, Freeburn Law hopes for a safe and swift recovery for everyone involved. Personal injury cases are complex and difficult, if you or anyone you know has suffered a personal injury contact Freeburn Law. Freeburn Law, your Chambersburg, PA Personal Injury Attorneys is committed to providing excellent legal service in the pursuit of the maximum compensation permitted by law.

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