Pickup rearends Greencastle-Antrim school bus

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot

Three young people were treated at Chambersburg Hospital for minor injuries following an accident involving a Ford Ranger and Greencastle-Antrim School District school bus shortly before 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5.

The juvenile driver of the pickup struck the rear of the bus while it was stopped on Williamsport Pike near East Weaver Road to drop off a student. Greencastle Rescue Hose Company EMS and Pennsylvania State Police responded. The pickup driver and two students were taken to Chambersburg Hospital as a precautionary measure, said school superintendent Dr. C. Gregory Hoover. They had complained of a headache and neck pain.

The 28 secondary students arrived home about an hour late, once EMS had evaluated each one, and police had the truck towed. G-ASD transportation director Randy Rock was on the scene. Hoover said school policy was followed, and parents of the students were notified about the accident and delay.

“That takes time and we know they have anxiety,” he said. “We tell them as much as we know.”

The bus had only bumper damage and was able to continue on the route.