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New Kensington buses collide, seven elementary students sent to hospital as precaution

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Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, 5:09 p.m.
 

A low-speed collision between two school buses sent about seven elementary-age students from Greenwald Elementary School in New Kensington to Allegheny Valley Hospital in Harrison at about 3:30 p.m. Monday.

New Kensington-Arnold School District Superintendent John Pallone said paramedics and a school nurse examined the students and reported none was injured. “This is a precaution only,” he said.

City police said one bus appeared to be pulling out from the school at 110 Elmtree Road when it stopped. A bus driver in line behind was unable to stop and rear-ended the first bus.

Students who were not injured were placed on other buses for the ride to their regular bus stops.

Pallone said the district called each of the parents or guardians for students on the buses, more than 70 in all. The children involved ranged from 5 to 9 years old.

“The children were alarmed by the sudden jerking of the vehicle resulting from the unexpected (bus) contact, but thankfully no one was seriously hurt,” Pallone said.

The names of the bus drivers were not immediately available.

Chuck Biedka is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at cbiedka@tribweb.com.

 

 
 


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