11 Students injured in Lake Forrest School Bus accident

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State Police are investigating a school bus crash that occurred right outside Lake Forest High School sending 11 students to area hospitals.

Felton: Eleven students were injured in an afternoon school bus accident that occurred at Lake Forrest High School on Thursday, sending 11 students to area hospitals. Police say, the school bus, a 2009 International was being operated by a 75 year old male at the time of the crash.

According to police spokesman, Gary Fournier, the school bus operator was driving Northbound out of the Lake Forrest High School parking lot when the operator failed to come to a complete stop. As the bus pulled out onto Killens Pond Rd, it was then struck by a 1995 Jeep Wrangler which was being operated by an 18 year old female. The Jeep struck the bus on the left side and both vehicles came to a stop in the roadway.

The 18-year-old female, who is a student at Lake Forest High School, was properly restrained and transported by EMS to an area hospital where she was treated and released with non-life-threatening injuries.

The 75-year-old bus driver was properly restrained and uninjured in the collision.

Police say, there were 31 Lake Forest High School students on board the bus at the time of the crash. They were ushered back into the school where they were evaluated by medical staff and EMS. Ten of them were taken to area hospitals either by ambulance or private vehicle where they were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police note that Troopers are continuing their investigation into this incident and charges may be forthcoming. Killens Pond Road in the area of the crash was closed for approximately one hour while the collision was investigated and cleared.


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