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Two Drivers and One Student Critically Injured in New Windsor School Bus Crash

By NEW WINDSOR PD, Correspondent | October 21, 2020 | NEW YORK

Story No. 102120100

New Windsor, NY - On October 21st at approximately 8:21 A.M., there was a school bus accident on Route 207 in the Town of New Windsor. New Windsor Police responded and found that a commercial tree service truck heading westbound on Route 207 crossed over the double yellow line and struck the Washingtonville School District school bus that was driving eastbound on Route 207. Police officers then called for fire units to respond for extrication of three people.

Fire and Rescue units from Washingtonville Fire Department, Maybrook Fire Department, Vails Gate Fire Department and Montgomery Fire Department responded. Ambulance response was from New Windsor Ambulance Corps with assistance from Cornwall EMS, Blooming Grove EMS, Newburgh EMS and Highland Falls EMS.

The three injured people who were extricated and brought to the hospital were the driver of the tree service truck, the school bus driver, and one student who was sitting behind the bus driver. The two drivers were in critical condition, and the female student was in critical but stable condition. No names were released.

Seven students walked off the bus and were brought to the hospital to be seen by medical professionals. They were treated and released.

New Windsor Police were assisted by NY State Police, Blooming Grove Police, NYSP Accident Investigation Unit, and NY State DOT.

The accident is still under investigation at this time.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.