Last Friday morning in Rockland, ten students, the driver and the bus monitor
were injured when a Livingston Manor school bus crashed into a tree.
According to president of the Rolling V Bus Corporation, Phil Vallone,
the bus was carrying 22 Livingston Manor Central School District students
when it lost control going down a slushy slippery hill on Hunter Lake
Road and slammed into a tree at 7:57 a.m.
The injured, claimed to be minor, were taken to Catskill Regional Medical
Center in Harris. The other students were also brought to the hospital
as a precaution.
Vallone stated that the bus did have seatbelts, but did not say whether
they were being used at the time of the accident.
New York State Police Sgt. Richard White stated that the road's condition
was the cause of the crash, as the drive was going 15 mph while driving
down the hill. The accident is, however, still being investigated and
the driver was not ticketed.