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Butler girl hurt when pickup slides into school bus

Brian C. Rittmeyer
| Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, 8:21 a.m.

A 15-year-old girl suffered a suspected minor injury when her school bus was hit by an out of control pickup in Butler County Wednesday morning.

According to state police, the accident happened shortly after 7 a.m. in the area of 365 Mahood Road in Center Township.

It was not clear from a state police news release who was driving the Chevy Silverado involved; two drivers, both men in their 20s from West Sunbury, were listed. The company or school district that the school bus belonged to was not provided.

According to the release, the pickup driver was going too fast for conditions and entered a slide, hitting an embankment and then the school bus.

The pickup driver was trapped and rescued by firefighters. The driver and passenger were taken by ambulance to Butler Memorial Hospital.

The school bus driver, Cheryl K. Lind, 62, of Butler was not injured. Although suffering from a minor injury, the 15-year-old girl was not taken to a hospital, state police said.

The other children on the bus — including a 14-year-old boy, a 13-year-old boy and a 13-year-old whose gender was not available — were not injured.

State police could not immediately be reached to clarify the discrepancies and omissions in the accident report.

Brian Rittmeyer is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Brian at 724-226-4701, brittmeyer@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BCRittmeyer.

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