Route 896 SB Shutdown Due To Crash Involving School Bus, Troopers Reporting Students All Fine

Bear – Delaware State Police have all southbound lanes of Route 896-Summit Bridge Road at Red Lion Road shut down due to an accident involving a school bus.

Troopers have reported that all of the students are uninjured.

Emergency responders en route to the scene have reported that they have been involved in a minor accident as well on Summit Bridge Road.

Traffic now getting by on the shoulder at the light.

Expect heavy delays. Traffic backing up past Glasgow Avenue. Use alternate routes.

Troopers just released the following statement:

“Bear – The Delaware State Police are currently on scene of a crash involving a school bus that occurred at approximately 6:58 a.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at the intersection of DE 896 southbound at Brennan Blvd., Bear. The initial investigation has determined that the bus driver sustained minor injuries, however, none of the students on the bus were injured as a result of the crash.

Motorists will experience delays in the area and are advised to seek alternate routes of travel.

The investigation is in the early stages with further details being released as they become available.”



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