Almost 50 kids and two adults rushed to the clinic after tow-truck driver suffers ‘medical episode’ and collide with a school bus.

Highway Collision A school bus carrying 49 children collided with a flatbed tow truck in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, causing significant concern. The incident occurred at approximately 8 am on Route 115. The tow-truck driver, identified as Edward Steinmann, 28, reportedly experienced a medical issue while driving, leading to the collision.

Medical Episode Causes Collision Steinmann’s medical episode resulted in the tow truck crossing over into the opposite lane, where it struck the school bus head-on. Following the collision, both drivers sustained injuries described as ‘moderate.’ Steinmann was transported to Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, while the school bus driver, Suzanne Ent, 53, was also taken to the hospital for medical evaluation.

Children Suffer Minor Injuries Thankfully, the children on board the school bus, totaling 49, suffered minor injuries in the incident. Despite the minor nature of their injuries, they were transported to the medical center as a precaution. All of the children involved in the collision ranged in age from five to 14, attending grades from kindergarten to eighth grade.

Parents Notified and Children Collected Parents of the children involved were promptly notified about the accident and were able to collect their children from the hospital. The situation remained under investigation, and authorities continue to gather information to determine the precise cause of the collision.

Gratitude and Cooperation Pennsylvania State Police expressed their gratitude that the incident did not result in serious injuries and wished everyone a speedy recovery. They extended their appreciation to the individuals who stopped to provide assistance. The affected portion of Route 115 was temporarily closed, spanning from Laurel Run Road to East Mountain Boulevard, as emergency crews responded to the scene.

Statement from School CEO Jim Smith, the CEO of Bear Creek Community Charter School, where the children were headed for their second day of school, expressed his appreciation for the responding agencies and the support from parents, bystanders, and school staff. He eagerly awaited the results of the ongoing investigation and acknowledged the high level of cooperation among all entities involved in handling the incident.

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