5 students, 2 adults injured when school bus is struck by pickup in Sullivan County

Daily Freeman-11 months before

Five children and two adult monitors on the Rolling V bus were injured, police said. The children, ranging in age from 6 to 17, were treated for minor injuries at Catskill Regional Medical Center in Harris and released, police said. They said the injuries to the monitors also were minor.

Neither the bus driver nor the driver of the pickup, a 57-year-old man from Liberty, was hurt, police said.

The crash happened about 7:45 a.m. between Exits 112 and 113 of Route 17 in the town of Mamakating. The eastbound lanes of Route 17 near the crash scene were closed for about two hou...s afterward.

Police said the driver of the pickup struck the bus from behind, pushing the school vehicle into a guard rail and causing it to flip onto its side. The pickup driver was ticketed for following too closely, police said.

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