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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Last hospitalized student from Hamilton bus crash undergoes surgery

A school bus ended up in a ditch after an accident on Merrick Rd in Hamilton on Monday afternoon. gregg slaboda photo

The last student injured in Monday’s bus crash in Hamilton has gone through surgery after being transferred to a second hospital

Saint Gregory the Great posted an update on its Facebook page this morning saying “Our remaining hospitalized student had surgery on her arm this morning and will have an MRI exam of her head today.”

Seven children and one adult, the bus driver, went to Robert Wood Johnson Hospital Monday afternoon following the accident. The bus veered into a ditch after the driver tried to avoid a deer, according to the school’s principal, Jason Briggs.

A statement on the school’s website said that six students had been taken to the hospital with “non-life threatening” injuries from the scene of the accident. The statement said the children’s parents had been notified and school officials were monitoring the situation.

“All of the Academy students are stable and their injuries are non-life threatening. Their parents are with them and all are expected to be released from the hospital,” the statement said.

By 8 p.m. a hospital representative said all but one fo the children had been released. That child, a girl, was transferred to Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, the representative said.

The hospital representative said a seventh student had been a “walk-in” in the emergency room, while the other six had been taken in by ambulance


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