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Kids Hurt When Bus Crashes After Leaving Dorney Park

A bus with about 30 students on board crashed following a trip to Dorney Park

A bus carrying about 30 students crashed around 6 p.m. Friday after leaving  The bus is from the Pennridge Regional School District in Perkasie, Bucks County.

There were no serious injuries, according to Trooper Jeremy Temple of the Fogeslville state police barracks. About 15 people were taken to local hospitals - seven to St Luke's Hospital and eight to Lehigh Valley Hospital's Cedar Crest campus.

The bus hit a light pole on the ramp from Hamilton Boulevard to Interstate 78 in Lower Macungie Township.

Police say three buses were on Hamilton Boulevard/Route 222 waiting at a traffic light. The first bus made it through the light as the green arrow changed to solid green. The second bus crashed when making a hard left to avoid an oncoming red sedan driving northbound. 

The bus driver will be cited for failing to yield to oncoming traffic, police said. The bus has major front-end damage.

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Dorney has a new this year and was just named a favorite by Patch readers.

No students were seriously hurt when a Parkland school bus in March. A beloved Parkland bus driver was killed wher her into the Upper Macungie Township building last year.

tamarya July 21, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Yeah thats how we went too, it was 75 dollars per student, we also went before graduating in the beginning of june and our money paid and fundraisers, they chartered buses, not use the schools. But then again we went out to great adventure.
Bree Anderson December 13, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Ok they should seriously sue the light company or whatever the heck it is because those red lights are crazy!
Janet Persing December 16, 2012 at 11:02 PM
That would be educational "pursuits," which we all hope will be fun when "the" go on to college. Next time please do your homework before you spew out nonsense. lol
Janet Persing January 05, 2013 at 12:17 AM
Yes, sue the light company. And make sure there are cupcakes!
zachary crouthamel March 23, 2013 at 06:17 PM
everyone relax yes it was bad and yes i am mad at someone still but just relax.

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