School Bus Carrying CUSD Students Involved in Accident

Posted by Chester Upland School District on 8/29/2022

CUSD LogoCHESTER, PA- August 29, 2022 - A school bus transporting students in the Chester Upland School District was involved in an accident at approximately 3:45 p.m. today.

 

According to initial reports, another motor vehicle rear-ended the school bus, which was carrying students from Toby Farms Elementary School.

 

The incident occurred in Chester Township. Police officers from the Chester Township Police Department immediately responded to the accident.

 

13 children were transported to Crozer Chester Medical Center to be seen by medical professionals.  Superintendent Dr. Craig Parkinson and other district officials were notified of the accident and went to the hospital.

 

CUSD officials also immediately began calling parents and family members of the students to inform them of the accident.

 

As of 6 p.m. tonight, all students have been released to their parents/guardians. There were no reports of serious injury.

 

“I am extremely grateful to the police officers who were on the scene,” said Dr. Parkinson. “This was such an unfortunate and scary accident. Thankfully, all of our students are okay and were able to go home to their families within hours after the accident. The safety of our students is paramount, and I will be checking in on everyone involved over the next few days to ensure they have the support they need from the district.”

 

A police investigation is ongoing.  Inquiries about the investigation should be directed to the Chester Township Police Department at (610) 494-0211.

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