The school bus was transporting 13 students in grades kindergarten through ninth to the Valley School in Ligonier. The driver of the school bus and two students were taken to Somerset Hospital for treatment. The driver of the minivan and one other student were taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center which is a level two trauma hospital. No word on their condition has been released.
The Valley School had class on President’s Day because they were making up a prior snow day. The head of the school said they felt it was safe enough for students to attend even though multiple school districts had closings around the area. It has not been determined if weather played a factor in the crash. The accident is currently under investigation.
This is the third school bus crash this month. Earlier this month, a school bus crashed into the back of a tanker truck in Butler County. A few days later, a school bus was involved in a multivehicle accident in North Versailles. To read more about that story, visit our multiple vehicle accident.
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Sadly, you cannot always protect your children from accidents such as these. It is important, however, to hold negligent parties accountable for your child’s injuries. If your child was injured in an accident, contact the attorneys at Berger and Green. Our attorneys have experience in representing children and their families who have been injured in accidents. Contact us today for a free no obligation consultation to discuss your case.
Post-gazette.com, “Several people injured in Somerset County crash”