Tractor-Trailer Hits School Bus, 25 Students With Minor Injuries

Friday, Jul 26, 2013  |  Updated 4:45 PM EDT
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Tractor-Trailer Hits Bus, Students Hurt

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July 26, 2013: The crash happened on I-81 Southbound about 10:30 a.m.

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The chief executive officer of an eastern Pennsylvania YMCA says about 25 children suffered minor injuries when their bus was rear-ended by a tractor trailer on Interstate 81.

Hazelton YMCA CEO Sue Farley tells The Associated Press that the children were being treated at Hazelton General Hospital.

She says an adult staffer was also hurt and flown to the Lehigh Valley Hospital System as a precaution, but she's expected to be "fine."

The crash occurred about 10:15 a.m. Friday, when the truck reportedly hit the bus from behind in the southbound lanes of the highway near Exit 141.

The children on the bus were on a day trip as part of a summer program run by the Hazelton YMCA.

A second bus carrying more children was not involved in the crash, but did help by transporting students to the hospital to be checked out.

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