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13 students injured in Pa. bus accident

February 16, 2000|By DON AINES

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - More than a dozen students were injured when a car and a school bus collided Wednesday morning, according to Chambersburg Borough Police and school officials.

"We had 13 students treated and released from Chambersburg Hospital. There were no broken bones. It was mostly contusions," Chambersburg Area School District Superintendent Dr. Edwin Sponseller said Wednesday.

He said nine of the students were taken to the hospital by ambulance and four were taken by parents.

The accident happened at the intersection of Edgar and College avenues at 7:23 a.m., according to the borough police report.

Ronald Keefer, no address available, was driving a 1986 Pontiac Sunbird south on Edgar Avenue when the vehicles collided in the northbound lane, the report states.

The wreck damaged the left side of the bus, driven by Alice Knoll, address unavailable.

Neither driver was injured, according to Chambersburg Emergency Services Chief Allen W. Baldwin. He said there were 40 students on the bus and the uninjured ones were transferred to another bus.

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School District Business Manager George Fike said the students were being driven to Faust Junior High School, Chambersburg Area Middle School and Chambersburg Area High School.

He said the 1996 International school bus belongs to Young's Bus Lines Inc. of Chambersburg, which has a contract with the district.

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