4 Students Injured in Hancock County School Bus, Pickup Truck Crash

05/10/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Hancock County, W. VA — A two-vehicle collision involving a pickup truck and a Hancock County school bus left several students with injuries Monday morning, May 9, 2011. The school bus crash occurred at about 7:30 a.m. on Hardins Run Road, about a mile outside of New Cumberland reported WTOV9.

According to officials, Hancock County Schools Bus 28 was transporting students to New Manchester Elementary just after making a stop to pick up a student, when a Ford pickup truck rear-ended the bus.

The bus was transporting more than 40 children at the time of the crash.

Responding emergency crews transported four students to an area hospital for treatment of injuries consisting of bumps and bruises.

The driver of the pickup truck, Charles Crago, 76, said he didn’t see the bus until it was too late because of the morning glare.

“I just came around that turn there and the sun hit me in the eyes. I didn’t see the bus there,” Crago said to WTOV9. “I tried to go around at the last minute, but couldn’t make it.”

Crago was cited by officers for failure to maintain control and expired registration.

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