• 4-vehicle crash involving school bus, cement truck sends 2 children to hospital in Butler Co.


    BUTLER COUNTY, Pa. - A serious crash involving four vehicles sent two children to a hospital in Butler County Friday morning.

    Investigators said the crash happened on Jefferson Street in Butler City.

    Police said a cement truck crashed into the back of a pickup truck driven by a 19-year-old. The impact from the crash caused the truck to hit a car, which was then pushed under a school bus, officials said.

    The driver of the car, a child passenger and a child onboard the bus were taken to a local hospital. They are expected to be OK.

    No other injuries were reported.

    Police said the 19-year-old truck driver's quick thinking likely saved his life.

    "He actually saw the truck coming in his rear view mirror and tried to steer out of his way. That in itself saved his life. The truck would have come straight over his cab on top of him," said a fire chief on the scene.

    A Hazmat crew was called in to clean up a fuel spill as result of the crash.

    The road has since reopened.

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