MARS, Penn. — A school bus carrying children ran over an embankment in a construction zone in Mars, Pennsylvania, Monday afternoon and landed on its side.
Update 5:45 p.m. EDT Sept. 24: The exact number of students who received medical care is not known, but Mars district officials said six children were hospitalized immediately for treatment of minor bumps and bruises. Other students were taken to area hospitals for a check-up as a precaution.
Police and emergency responders are on the scene, according to WPXI-TV, and multiple injuries have been reported.
At least four people were receiving treatment at the scene for minor injuries, according to officials with the Mars Area School District, who also confirmed 41 students were on the bus at time of the accident.
Here’s the statement the district issued after the accident.
Mars is located between Pittsburgh and Butler in southern Butler County.
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