UPPER DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP — State Police said they are investigating whether charges will be filed following a four-vehicle accident that included a school bus Tuesday morning.
State Police said none of the seven students on the bus was injured, but they were taken to South Jersey Healthcare Regional Medical Center in Vineland for precautionary evaluations.
One driver — Mary Mears — was listed in stable condition at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, State Police spokesman Lt. Stephen Jones said. Mears complained of neck and head pain, he said.
A second driver, George Linden, was also taken to the regional medical center for a precautionary evaluation, Jones said.
Jones said the accident occurred about 7:20 a.m. while the school bus was stopped in the westbound lane of Irving Avenue to pick up two children. The vehicles driven by Mears and Burrell were stopped behind the school bus, which was taking its passengers to a local elementary school, he said.
A box truck driven westbound on Irving Avenue by Russell S. Cooper Jr. struck the vehicles driven by Mears and Burrell, knocking the vehicles out the way, Jones said. Cooper’s truck then hit the rear of the school bus, he said.
Jones said Cooper, who wasn’t injured, apparently didn’t see the stopped vehicles.
Jones said no charges were filed, but the investigation is continuing.
Ages and addresses for Linden, Burrell and Cooper were not available.
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