NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Major Michael J. Drake
Troop K Commander
Germantown, New York – February 25, 2020, the school bus crash this morning occurred at approximately 7:45 a.m. The cause of the crash is ongoing at this time.
The Germantown Central School District bus was occupied by the driver and twenty students. Four students sustained minor injuries and were taken to local hospitals. Sixteen children were transported to Germantown Central School and evaluated by the School Nurse. Of the sixteen transported to the school, four children were released to their parents for further evaluation at local hospitals. The remaining twelve children either returned to their homes or reported to class as deemed fit by their parents.
Inspection of the bus is being completed by the New York State Department of Transportation and the Troop K Commercial Vehicle Enforcement.
Captain David W. Kolb, Troop K, Zone 1 Commander, praised the timely and professional response of the Germantown Fire Department, Clermont Fire Department, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Columbia County Fire Coordinator, Columbia County Emergency Medical Services, Colombia County Emergency Management, the Germantown Supervisor, and Germantown Central School District Officials. *
Minor injuries have been reported by the driver and four students. All injured parties will be transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital. The remainder of students will be transported to the Germantown Central School District complex.
The State Police would like to reiterate that the injuries sustained are minor, and all students are being transported to either the school or the appropriate medical center. Parents are urged to not respond to Church Avenue, but instead contact the Germantown Central School district for reunification information.