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Ice to blame for car hitting Chenango Valley school bus

Bus Crash

11:46 A.M. UPDATE:

PORT DICKINSON (WBNG) -- The Broome County Sheriff's Office says three students were evaluated by EMTs on scene.

The sheriff's office says the students were then transported to Port Dickinson Elementary and further evaluated by the school's nurse.

Both vehicles were damaged from the incident, they say. However, they were both driven from the scene.

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11:06 A.M. UPDATE:

PORT DICKINSON (WBNG) -- According to the Hillcrest Fire Department, the car that struck a Chenango Valley school bus slid on 25 feet of ice on its' driveway.

The school district says 23 students were on board the bus at the time.

Additionally, the district says parents and guardians of the students on the bus were contacted.

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10:28 A.M. UPDATE:

PORT DICKINSON (WBNG) -- The bus that was involved in a crash with a car Friday morning belonged to the Chenango Valley School District.

In a statement sent to 12 News, the district says the students were returned to Port Dickinson Elementary School after medical evaluation.

The full statement can be read below:

To follow-up on an accident that occurred this morning (2/21/20) involving a Port Dickinson Elementary school bus and a vehicle. As per our district procedures, all students involved were evaluated by the school nurse and/or EMT and returned to the elementary school. The parents/guardians of all students involved were contacted. Thank you to all of our CV staff and local emergency responders for their assistance and support at the scene.

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9:17 A.M. UPDATE:

PORT DICKINSON (WBNG) -- Captain Kate Newcomb of the Broome County Sheriff's Office tells 12 News a car backed into the bus on Phelps Street.

Captain Newcomb says the students are being evaluated by EMTs.

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PORT DICKINSON (WBNG) -- Emergency crews are responding to a car and school bus crash on Phelps Street.

Dispatchers told 12 News that the Broome County Sheriff, Broome Ambulance, Hillcrest Fire and Port Dickinson Fire are on the scene.

Dispatchers were unable to confirm any reports of injuries.

This is a developing story. Stay with 12 News for further updates.

WBNG Staff

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