What Happened: Terrifying Head-On Accident in the Hudson Valley
In every parent's worst nightmare, a school bus transporting students was hit head-on by a car in Sullivan County, NY.
While traffic accidents are an unfortunate reality that New York drivers face on a daily basis, the dramatic crash near Hurleyville, NY seems to have been avoidable.
Dramatic Head-On Collision Near Hurleyville, NY
Despite photos from the scene showing both vehicles sustaining massive front-end damage, the occupants of the school bus, including six students, were reportedly unharmed. The driver of the car was reportedly treated at Garnet Medical Center-Catskills for a hand injury. Other recent bus crashes in the Hudson Valley show just how lucky the students were in Hurleyville.
Fatal Bus Accidents in the Hudson Valley, NY
In September 2023, I-84 was shut down after a fatal crash (below) involving a charter bus transporting students to a nearby band camp. In March 2022, a head-on crash involving a school bus and a police vehicle in LaGrange, NY claimed the life of a bus monitor.
Details on School Bus Crash in Sullivan County, NY
While details from the recent crash are still scarce, police say they believe the driver of the car, a 2023 Kia Forte, crossed over a double yellow line on Old Liberty Road and into oncoming traffic, where it struck the school bus. Video (below) shows the aftermath of the collision.
Hurleyville Fire Department Thanks Other First Responders
The Hurleyville Fire Department thanked the Bethel Volunteer Ambulance Corp., the Rock Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corp., Hatzolah Ambulance, Empress Ambulance, the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, the New York State Police, EMS 1, and Prestige towing for their assistance.
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