Driver injured when school bus overturns in Penn Township
Penn Township and state police are investigating a crash in which a school bus rolled over Tuesday morning, injuring the man driving it.
The Penn-Trafford School District bus was traveling toward Route 130 around a bend when the driver lost control around 6:10 a.m., Police Chief John Otto said.
The bus stopped just short of a small ice-covered retention pond along Sandy Hill Road near the township police station. No students were aboard, police said.
“It turns into this steer, counter-steer and then at some point in time the vehicle can’t take any more and begins to roll,” Otto said. “So it rolled at least one time.”
The bus was on its wheels when it stopped off of the road on a small strip of grass between the retention pond and a discharge area.
The driver was taken to a hospital, Otto said. District officials said in a statement to parents that the driver is expected to be OK.
State police will do an inspection of the vehicle, Otto said.
“The blessing in this is, obviously, no kids,” he said.
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