8 Middle School Students Injured in a School Bus Crash in Princeton, New Jersey
Princeton, N.J. – On Tuesday, May 22, 8 middle school students were transported to the hospital after their school bus crashed into a tree. The Times reports that the accident happened on Valley Road when the John Witherspoon Middle School baseball team was on its way to a game.
The school bus’ driver, Christine Walker, 43, somehow allowed the bus to drift off the roadway and crash into a tree. Officials are still trying find out how Walker lost control of the vehicle.
About 20 children, from the 6th, 7th and 8th grades, were on the school bus at the time of the accident. According to the accident report, 8 of those students suffered minor injuries; several sprains were reported along with one bloody nose.
Walker was also taken to the hospital for observation. Her injuries are also believed to be minor. The coach, assistant coach and other students that were on the bus were not injured. Walker has been charged with careless driving.
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