School Bus Crashes in Allentown

No children on board are seriously hurt, officials say

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    Emergency officials say four students were taken to a Lehigh Valley hospital as a precaution after the school bus they were riding in rolled on its side in a two-vehicle crash.

    The students were from the Lehigh Valley Christian Academy and were riding on a Parkland School District bus.

    The crash happened before 8:30 a.m. at S Cedar Crest Boulevard and Hamilton Boulevard in South Whitehall Township, just outside Allentown.

    A spokeswoman for the Cetronia Ambulance Corps says the bus driver and the driver of a second vehicle involved were also taken to the hospital to be checked out.

    Per a Parkland School District release:

    ...All children have been examined by medical  practitioners, were released to their parents, and have not sustained any injuries. The Parkland bus driver is undergoing precautionary testing but appears to not have sustained serious injury.

    Rich Sniscak, Superintendent of Parkland School District stated, "We are so thankful that no one has been hurt and commend our bus driver for acting swiftly and safely."

    South Whitehall Township police are investigating.

    The school district however claims that an oncoming car hit the bus causing the bus driver to veer right causing the bus to roll over.