Student Athletes Hurt in Bus Crash

A school bus carrying high school basketball players and a van collided Monday afternoon in Bradford County, sending some students to the hospital, according to a parent whose child was on the bus.

State police confirmed the crash happened about 4:30 p.m. on Route 414 near Leroy.

The Canton Area superintendent said the bus was carrying Canton Area Junior Senior High School boys’ and girls’  basketball teams on their way to Towanda for games.

The superintendent added 10 of the girls were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries. A doctor who examined the girls felt they should not play their next game as a safety precaution.

The 7th and 8th grade boy’s team is scheduled to play their game Wednesday night.

Newswatch 16 attempted to contact Canton Area’s Athletic Director Bob Rockwell but calls were not returned.