No students injured in Monday morning school bus accident in Jackson

    No students were injured in a two-vehicle accident involving a school bus in Jackson Monday morning.

    At 7:36 a.m., Jackson police officers Joseph Candido, Colin Menafra, Arthur Salisbury, and Larry Logan responded to South Hope Chapel Road near the Earl Asphalt plant for a motor vehicle crash, said the department’s Public Information Officer Sgt. Christopher Parise.

    An investigation revealed that the school bus, carrying 14 students, was traveling north on South Hope Chapel Road, preparing to make a left turn, Parise said.

    As the school bus began to turn, a 2001 Ford Explorer driven by Patrick Fisher of Ocean Gate also traveling north began to pass the school bus, and while turning, the front portion of the bus struck the rear portion of the other vehicle, according to Parise. The contact caused the Ford Explorer to overturn then land on all four wheels.

    No school bus occupants suffered injuries, Parise said, but two passengers inside the Ford Explorer sustained two non-life threatening injuries, including a neck injury for one and a back injury for another.

    Officer Candido issued Fisher a motor vehicle summons for driving with a suspended driver’s license, improper passing, and failure to change the address on his driver’s license, Parise said. Fisher also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest and was arrested at the scene.

    Whitesville Fire Department and Quality First Aid assisted at the motor vehicle crash. 

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