It happened just before 8:30 a.m. on Route 207 at Little Britain and Beatty Streets in New Windsor, including a Little Britain Elementary school bus and a tree trimming truck, equipped with a tipper owned by a local landscaping company.
The Orange County executive confirmed the need for the children to be ejected from the school bus this morning when it crashed with a tree trimming truck. pic.twitter.com/rei4YIBJbf
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Orange County Executive Steve Nyhaus called it the worst school bus accident he had ever seen.”Horrible scenes, little kids,” he said. “School bus accidents are the worst.”
Washingtonville Central School District spokesman Nancy Kriz said local emergency services and district personnel quickly reported the incident, and all parents were informed.
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New Windsor Police say three people were hospitalized with injuries that required immediate medical attention.
There were seven children in the bus, and Neurohas said that some of them were pinned down and had to be evacuated.The children were all taken to St. Luke’s for observation, but at least one of them is hospitalized.
“We’ve been in touch with the hospital, they’ve got them, they can do everything they’re doing,” Neurohas said. “We hope everyone will be alright. But it’s a terrible, terrible accident, and I’ve seen many in my life. It’s probably the worst I’ve seen.”
The cause of the crash is unknown, and the investigation is active and ongoing.
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