Van, bus transporting Marywood soccer team collide in Wilkes-Barre


By Mark Guydish - [email protected]



Members of the Marywood University women’s soccer team watch as one member is removed from a bus for transportation to the hospital after a van collided with the bus at the corner of North Main and East North Streets in Wilkes-Barre Sunday morning.


Mark Guydish | Times Leader

A van collided with a bus in Wilkes-Barre Sunday morning so hard the drive shaft separated and the rear wheels skewed.


Mark Guydish | Times Leader

The driver is removed from a van for transportation to the hospital following a collision in Wilkes-Barre with a bus carrying the Marywood University women’s soccer team to a game against Wilkes University


Mark Guydish | Times Leader


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    WILKES-BARRE — A van and a school bus transporting the Marywood University women’s soccer team collided with a van at the intersection of North Main and East Union streets Sunday morning, sending the van driver and one student to the hospital.

    Marywood Coach Andrew Smith, who said he lives in Wilkes-Barre and wasn’t on the bus, said the team was heading to a scrimmage with several area schools at the Wilkes University field. The collision occurred around 9:30 a.m.

    Most students declined transportation or treatment by responding EMS.

    Police said the van apparently hit the bus broadside. The passenger-side fender and wheel area of the van were badly damaged. The back part of the bus drive shaft separated and hit the ground, skewing the rear tires out and complicating removal from the scene.

    Smith later reported the student who went to the hospital had lost feeling in her legs, but it returned by the time she reached the hospital and X-rays came back negative. Several other players got checked out by the team trainer and a few opted to get X-rays as a precaution, but all were fine, Smith said.

    The team did skip the scrimmage, and parents came to pick up most of the students.

    Members of the Marywood University women’s soccer team watch as one member is removed from a bus for transportation to the hospital after a van collided with the bus at the corner of North Main and East North Streets in Wilkes-Barre Sunday morning.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_bus-crash-2-1.jpgMembers of the Marywood University women’s soccer team watch as one member is removed from a bus for transportation to the hospital after a van collided with the bus at the corner of North Main and East North Streets in Wilkes-Barre Sunday morning. Mark Guydish | Times Leader

    A van collided with a bus in Wilkes-Barre Sunday morning so hard the drive shaft separated and the rear wheels skewed.
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_bus-crash-4-1.jpgA van collided with a bus in Wilkes-Barre Sunday morning so hard the drive shaft separated and the rear wheels skewed. Mark Guydish | Times Leader

    The driver is removed from a van for transportation to the hospital following a collision in Wilkes-Barre with a bus carrying the Marywood University women’s soccer team to a game against Wilkes University
    http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_bus-crash-1-1.jpgThe driver is removed from a van for transportation to the hospital following a collision in Wilkes-Barre with a bus carrying the Marywood University women’s soccer team to a game against Wilkes University Mark Guydish | Times Leader

    By Mark Guydish

    [email protected]

    Reach Mark Guydish at 570-991-6112 or on Twitter @TLMarkGuydish

    Reach Mark Guydish at 570-991-6112 or on Twitter @TLMarkGuydish

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