UPDATE: Clarifications made to traffic directions.
UPDATE: Initial police reports of the incident show that the driver of the school bus was to blame for the incident.
Troopers in their release say that the school bus, driven by Terri Stroup of Newville, was traveling west on Shippensburg Road when it failed to stop at the road’s stop sign with Oakville Road. On Oakville Road was a Nissan Rogue driven by a 31 year old Newville woman, who entered the roadway.
The school bus continued through the intersection illegally when it was struck by the Rogue in its 8’oclock position, near the rear driver’s side tire. In the crash, police say that the school bus suffered disabling damage with front airbag deployment.
Luckily, only six passengers were in the bus at the time of the incident, but police say five out of the six juveniles were transported to Holy Spirit Hospital for minor to moderate injuries. Stroup, the bus driver, was taken to Holy Spirit for evaluation, as well.
The driver and her juvenile passenger in the Nissan Rogue were taken to Chambersburg Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
After a review of the incident caught on school bus cameras, police announced citations for failing to stop at a posted stop sign for Stroup. The driver of the Rogue was determined to not be at fault and was not charged at this time.
12 December 2023- Pennsylvania State Police are currently investigating a crash involving a school bus with Newville-area students on it.
On December 12, at approximately 8:50am, PSP Carlisle Troopers were dispatched to a two vehicle crash involving a passenger vehicle and a Big Spring School District School Bus at the intersection of Newville Road and Oakville Road, North Newton Township.
Seven juveniles and one adult were transported via ambulances to Chambersburg Hospital and Holy Spirit Hospital. Injuries range from minor to moderate conditions.
The roadways were reopened around 12:10pm. The investigation into the incident remains ongoing.