5 Barker students injured in school bus accident on way to Orleans-Niagara BOCES in Medina

Staff Reports Posted 3 March 2017 at 12:46 pm

ROYALTON – Five students from Barker sustained minor injuries this morning after an accident with their school bus and a pickup truck at the intersection of Rochester Road and Griswold Street in the Town of Royalton.

The bus was on its way to the Orleans-Niagara BOCES in Medina.

The driver of the pickup truck was transported by private vehicle to Eastern Niagara Hospital-Lockport for treatment of a non-life threatening injury. Five students were also injured, with one being treated and released at the scene for minor injuries, one being transported by ambulance to Eastern Niagara Hospital-Lockport for a non-life threatening injury, and three being transported by private vehicle to Eastern Niagara Hospital-Lockport for non-life threatening injuries.

The remaining 14 students, including the bus driver, were uninjured.

The school bus had students from the Barker School District onboard and were en route to Royalton-Hartland High School, before an eventual destination to Orleans/Niagara BOCES in Medina. No charges were filed at this time, the Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.