Mamakating, NY (February 20, 2020) – A total of five students and two adults were injured in a school bus crash with a pickup truck that took place on Route 17 in the town of Mamakating. The collision was reported on Thursday morning, February 20th at around 7:45 a.m.
Authorities stated that a pickup truck and a small school bus collided between exits 112 and 113 on the eastbound side of Route 17. Emergency personnel arrived at the scene where they transported all seven injured parties to a nearby hospital.
All injuries were reported as non-life threatening but no further information was released. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Bus Accidents in New York
Roughly 325 buses were involved in collisions that resulted in deadly injuries between 1999 and 2002. Of those reported crashes, approximately 39% involved a school bus, according to statistics. New York bus accidents are commonly serious because of factors such as delayed stopping distance and poor maneuverability. The size and weight of such vehicles, as well as the number of passengers generally involved, contribute to the seriousness of injuries.
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