8 Taken To Hospital After School Bus Crash In Magnolia - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

8 Taken To Hospital After School Bus Crash In Magnolia

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MAGNOLIA, Del. - A two vehicle crash in Magnolia, involving a school bus, is under investigation, after reportedly sending eight people to the hospital.

Delaware State Police say around 8:10 AM on Monday, 72-year-old James Bennett of Camden-Wyoming, was driving a school bus on Millchop Lane, coming up to a stop sign at Walnut Shade Road. According to the report, he stopped, then proceeded to turn left onto Walnut Shade Road, and pulled into the path of a PT Cruiser, driven by a 60-year-old Sharon Hunter of Harrington. Police say Hunter hit the bus on the left side near the back axle, as the bus continued for about 50 feet, dragging the PT Cruiser, before stopping.

Hunter, who was reportedly wearing a seat belt, had to be extricated by mechanical means, before being taken to Kent General Hospital by EMS, with non-life-threatening injuries. Hunter's two grandchildren who were also in the vehicle, and were apparently properly restrained, were also taken to the hospital for precautionary measures.

Bennett was reportedly wearing a seat belt, and wasn't injured in the crash. Police say 5 of the 42 children on the bus, were taken to Kent General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while the rest of the children were transferred to a different school bus at the scene, and continued on to Nellie Stokes Elementary School. Bennett was cited with failure to remain stopped at a stop sign.

Walnut Shade Road was closed from Barney Jenkins Road to Peachtree Run for around two hours while the crash was investigated and cleared.

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