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School Bus Involved in Crash on Route 206 at Lovers Lane

A Princeton Public Schools bus transporting 17 Pre-K students home from the Johnson Park Elementary School was struck by a vehicle on Stockton Street near Lovers Lane at about 3:15 Tuesday afternoon.

The school bus, operated by Cynthia Clausen, 59, of Princeton, was stopped in the southbound on Stockton Street, waiting to turn left onto Lovers Lane, when a 2002 Jeep Liberty, operated by Charles Chernosky, 77, of Princeton, was traveling north and crossed over the center line, striking the bus’s left front end with its front bumper. Another vehicle traveling in front of the school bus, a 2002 Chrysler Town and Country operated by Ulises Chacon, 60, of Trenton, was also sideswiped by the Jeep Liberty.

Chernosky suffered a head injury and was transported to the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro by the Princeton First Aid and Rescue. There were no other reported injuries.

The school bus sustained extensive front end damage and was towed from the scene by Stewart’s Towing. The Jeep Liberty sustained extensive front end damage and was towed from the scene by Boro Collision Towing. The Chrysler Town and Country sustained minor scrapes along the left side and was driven from the scene.

A second Princeton Regional School arrived at the scene and transported the children home.

Krystal Knapp

Krystal Knapp is the founding editor of Planet Princeton. She can be reached via email at editor AT planetprinceton.com. Send all letters to the editor and press releases to that email address.

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