Bus Accident on Bear Mountain Parkway

Peekskill Police Department

Peekskill Police Department

A school bus carrying 25 elementary school children to Hillcrest Elementary School was involved in an incident on Tuesday morning on the Bear Mountain Parkway at  around 8:45 a.m., according to the Peekskill Police Department.

Lieutenant Eric Johansen said that the accident happened on the parkway at North Division Street, when a vehicle getting on the parkway at Highland Avenue cutoff the Miles Square bus causing the bus driver to brake hard to avoid a collision.

Many of children complained of neck and back injuries. After being evaluated by Peekskill Paramedics at the Hillcrest School nine of the students were brought to Hudson Vally Hospital Center for further treatment.

The driver of the other vehicle involved , which has been described as a white sedan, has not been identified.

Police are continuing their investigation and ask anyone with information regarding the incident to contact them at (914)737-8000.


Filed Under: The Northern Westchester Examiner