On December 18, local news sources reported that an early-morning car accident involving a Mercy County school bus traveling in Hopewell Township had left six people, including one child, injured.
While the crash could have been much worse, reports indicate that only one 4-year-old student was riding on the bus when the incident occurred, sparing many others from potential injuries and complications.
"Apparently the bus was making a left-hand turn," one local police chief told TV news source WPVI. "It looks like possibly the driver went in front of a vehicle that was heading southbound. The vehicle struck the bus in the side and flipped it into another car on the side of it there."
The crash took place at around 8:30 a.m. at the intersection of Hopewell Princeton Road and Crusher Road, and in addition to the bus, involved three small cars. Officers responding to the scene found the bus on its side and partially on top of another vehicle. Firefighters then worked to move the 55-year-old bus driver, who was still trapped inside the bus, to safety.
The news sources indicated that the bus driver, together with all the injured individuals in the crash, were taken to Capitol Health System's Hopewell Campus for observation. Police are reportedly still investigating the cause of the incident.
While no one was seriously injured in this crash, countless accidents happen everyday that leave New Jersey and Pennsylvania residents and their loved ones in situations that require legal action. If you've been involved in an automobile accident, contact a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer today for expert consultation and advice.