A school bus carrying 18 students in Egg Harbor Township Friday morning was involved in a crash with car.

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The accident happened around 9:00 in the area of Washington and Martin Avenues.

According to the Egg Harbor Township Police Department,

The township school bus operated by Caron James, a 61-year-old female from Egg Harbor Township, was slowing to a stop with its flashing yellow lights to pick-up children near Martin Ave. while westbound on Washington Ave. A 2019 Hyundai Sonata operated by Wensdy Charles, 28-year-old of Egg Harbor Township, was directly behind the school bus also westbound on Washington Ave. The Hyundai failed to stop for the slowing school bus and crashed into the rear of the vehicle, causing significant damage to both vehicles.

At the time of the crash, 18 students going to Davenport Elementary were on the bus. All students were evaluated with no injuries reported at the time, however, one juvenile complained of neck pain from the crash to the school nurse later in the day.

Parents and school officials were notified of the crash and the students were taken to school without further issue.

Charles was injured and evaluated at the scene but was not taken to a hospital. He was issued a summons for careless driving.

Traffic on Washington Ave. was affected for about an hour while the scene was being investigated and cleared.

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