Legal news for Pennsylvania motor vehicle accidents lawyers– a coal truck and school bus crash injured 3 in Connellsville.
Connellsville, PA (NewYorkInjuryNews.com) – A school bus collided with a truck transporting coal in the town of Connellsville in Fayette County on Friday afternoon, announced by WPXI.
The severe accident between the two large vehicles took place on Route 119 in Bullskin Township. Four students from a local middle school were on board the school bus at the time of the crash.
Police reported to the scene of the accident to find the front of the school bus completely damaged with the engine on the pavement. Officials reported that the force of the crash ripped the engine right out of the school bus. The collision caused the bus to catch fire, which was quickly extinguished.
Emergency medical services (EMS) arrived at the scene to transport the injured victims. Authorities stated one of the four student passengers in the bus was taken via ambulance to Frick Hospital to be examined for their injuries. The other three passengers were apparently unharmed in the accident.
The operator of the school bus suffered injuries in the accident and was transported via trauma helicopter to a hospital in Pittsburgh to be treated by doctors and nurses for his injuries. Medical officials did not release his condition as of yet. It was not reported if there were any tickets issued in connection with the wreck, or if the truck driver sustained injuries.