Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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September 26, 2012

Sheriff says students injured in school bus crash expected to be OK

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The two students transported to Princeton Community Hospital following a collision between a vehicle and a school bus Tuesday are expected to be OK, Mercer County Sheriff Don Meadows said this morning.

Meadows said it was his understanding that the two children were not seriously injured. Meadows said he didn’t know the condition of the driver of a Geo Tracker that collided head-on with the school bus Tuesday at Glenwood Park Road.

Deputy H.L. Walters of the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department said in an earlier report that nine students were aboard the bus during the crash.

 Two were transported to Princeton Community Hospital, but they did not appear to have major injuries, the deputy said. She did know the name of their school, but she said they were middle school students.

The Tracker’s driver, who had not yet been identified, was also taken to the Princeton hospital.

The crash happened when the Geo, traveling toward U.S. Route 460, crossed into the other lane. The bus driver tried to avoid the car, but the vehicles ended up in the middle of the road at the same time and collided, Walters said.

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