APW School Bus Collision; No Life-Threatening Injuries To Staff

An Altmar-Parish-Williamstown Central School District school bus was involved in an accident this morning, November 23.

There were no students on the bus at the time, and there were no life-threatening injuries to the driver or bus attendant.

The bus was stopped with its flashers on to pick up a student who was not on the bus at the time when a tractor trailer hit the bus from behind, spinning the bus around.

The roads were clear with no ice or snow.

The incident occurred on Route 69 between Tanner Road and Route 183, town of Amboy.

Both the driver and attendant were transported to Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Both were conscious and talking to the EMTs when entering the ambulance.

The APW Central School District is contacting each parent to inform them of the situation and let them know that there were no students on the bus in this morning’s accident.

The district also wants to re-assure that safety precautions are always taken by every driver and member of the transportation staff.

Every student will have the opportunity to speak with the school’s counselors about riding the bus on an as-needed basis.

APW Superintendent Anita Murphy said that the health and safety of their students is paramount and kindly reminds the community to always exercise caution and patience when they see the flashing lights of a school bus.