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school-bus-crash-reportMIFFLIN TOWNSHIP, LYCOMING COUNTY-  PA State Police in Montoursville are reporting a school bus accident that happened today, Monday, October 24th, at 6:45AM.  The accident left a 9 year girl injured.
The accident happened in Mifflin Township, Lycoming County, on Route 287.  The school bus belongs to the Jersey Shore School District.  It was driven by Shawn Samsel of Williamsport.
According to the police report, the school bus was traveling southbound on Route 287.  It was slowing down to pick up students when a 9 year old girl unexpectedly entered the Northbound Lane from the eastern side of the highway.
The front passenger side of the bus struck the girl, knocking her into the southbound lane.  The Salladsburg Fire Department, the Susquehanna Health EMS and PennDOT assisted in bringing aid to the girl.
The girl was life flighted to Danville for treatment of her injuries.  The severity of her injuries were not listed.
We at the Tioga Freedomist extend our prayers to this little girl and her family.