Packed School Bus Hits Pole

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    See the aftermath of a school bus accident that injured at least 8 from a Mullica Hill, N.J. elementary school.

    Dozens of kids were on board a school bus when it hit a light pole this morning.

    The Harrison Township School District bus hit the pole in the Pleasant Valley Elementary School parking lot at 401 Cedar Road in Mullica Hill, N.J.

    Police say the bus driver pulled into a parking lot adjacent from the school to turn around and that's where she hit the pole.

    Thirty-four children -- ages 9 to 12 -- were on the bus, district superintendent Dr. Missy Quinn Peretti told NBC10.

    Nine of the students were transported to the hospital -- mostly as precautionary measures, said Peretti.

    When SkyForce10 arrived on the scene, two kids could be seen on stretchers being loaded into ambulances.

    The rest of the students returned to class, Peretti said. Parents were given the choice to pick up their kids or let them stay in school.

    The driver was not hurt. The front of the bus and a front tire was damaged, police say.

    No charges have been filed.

    Around 650 fourth to sixth graders are enrolled at Pleasant Valley School, according to the school's website.

     


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