Wilmington School Bus And Dump Truck Collide, One Trapped

Wilmington – At 7:51 a.m this morning, March 10, 2017, Wilmington Firefighters on the C-Platoon were dispatched to D St & S Heald Street for a vehicle accident with injuries involving a school bus, according to Wilmington Fire Department Spokesman Deputy Chief Fire James Jobes.

Jobes said that upon arrival the first arriving unit found multiple patients in both the dump truck and school bus involved. One patient was found to be trapped in the dump truck and required extrication by Squad 4, the driver of the dump truck sustained minor injuries and was transported to Wilmington hospital.

There were 2 students on board the bus, which was serving students from Delaware School for the Deaf, according to Wendy Lapham, Public Information Officer for Christina School District.

Lapham said that Christina transportation staff was informed that a truck ran the red light and struck the front of the school bus.

Two district staff members (driver and aide) were transported to St. Francis hospital for evaluation, two students along with their parents were transported to AI duPont hospital for evaluation.

Truck driver and a passenger were transported to Christiana Hospital.

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Approximately 21 Fire and EMS personnel responded to this incident. The following units responded Engine 2, Engine 2, Squad 4, Battalion 2, St. Francis EMS, New Castle County Medics, and Wilmington Police.

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