Bald tires blamed for crash involving school bus in Adams County
Wet roads and bald tires are being blamed for a pickup truck crashing into a school bus carrying 33 students in Adams County on Friday. Christopher A. Bosley, 43, of Hanover, was seriously injured after his pickup truck crossed the double yellow lines and slammed head-on into an E&B Transportation bus carrying Bermudian Springs middle and high school students.
Police say Bosley was headed north on Carlisle Pike in Reading Township when he swerved into the southbound lane and into the path of an on-coming school bus.
After impact, the school bus hit an embankment and rolled over onto its roof, police said.
Twelve students in total were taken to local hospitals for treatment. None of their injuries were life-threatening.
Students who were not injured were taken back to the high school where district personnel helped to reunite them with their parents.
School counselors will be available on Monday to talk to students.
Prior to the crash, witnesses told police they saw Bosley swerving all over the road . Investigators determined that the rear tires on Bosley’s pickup truck were very bald and likely caused him to lose traction on the wet roadways.
Bosley is on life support in the ICU at York Hospital.
Charges may be filed.