No students were reported injured after an accident yesterday involving a car and a New Castle Area School District bus.

Superintendent George Gabriel said he arrived at the scene at 2:47 p.m.

“The bus was coming up Croton hill away from New Castle to High Street,” Gabriel said he was told. “It was letting off the kids when a car crossed the middle line and crashed right into the bus head-on.”

Gabriel said he boarded the bus and asked each of the students if they were hurt.

“I wanted to make sure all the kids were OK. Then we notified each parent about what happened,” he said.

“We’re thankful no one was hurt. We can repair the bus and the car.”

Laidlaw Transit manager Karen DeCarlo echoed Gabriel’s comments.

“The bus did a good job protecting the kids,” she said. “Thank God, no one was injured. The driver is fine, too. Even the two people in the other car, neither was injured.”

DeCarlo said the front bumper of the bus was pushed in and some fiberglass on the body. At this point, she won’t know if anything was damaged under the bus. She said the mechanic will inspect the bus.

The New Castle police officer in charge of the incident was not available for comment.

The identities of the car passengers were not released.

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