A bus carrying 13 passengers crashed Monday, sending eight to an area hospital.
At approximately 4:34 p.m. Monday, the bus, which was traveling from Camp Govoah in Durham, was on county Route 22 in the town when it had lost power causing it to roll backwards, according to a statement made to state police by the 20-year-old driver.
“The vehicle continued backwards for approximately one-tenth of a mile,” State Police Troop F
Commander Major Edward Raso said, “and traveled off the south shoulder, striking and severing a utility pole.”
Eight of the passengers were transported to Columbia Memorial Hospital with minor injuries as a
precautionary measure, police officials said.
The accident is still under investigation.
Fraidy Karmel, the wife of Camp Govoah’s Head Counselor Rabbi Leibel Karmel, said the camp was
“Everyone is fine, thank god,” Karmel said, “and we are just so grateful that all of the children are fine and no one had to stay in the hospital.”grateful for the speed and efficiency of the first responders.