Students, drivers treated after buses collide

June 12, 2008 3:03:52 PM PDT
A SEPTA bus and school bus collided just after 9 a.m. in Philadelphia's Lawncrest section according to emergency workers.The collision occurred at the intersection of Knorr Street and Rising Sun Avenue.

15 of the 17 students who were on the bus going to Maritime Charter School were taken for medical treatment to St. Christopher's Hospital.

The bus, owned by Delaware County Transportation, continued across rising sun and hit the wall of a small building.

It is school policy that all students receive a check up any time there is a school bus accident. There were no severe injuries, though, the school bus driver, the SEPTA bus driver, and another passenger were all taken to Einstein Medical Center.

The school bus driver, Robin Martin, was admitted to the hospital in stable condition. She was unconcious when firefighters and medics arrived. Officials said she appeared to have suffered the most serious injuries.

Police are still investigating to determine if the school bus driver will be cited.