Media Release - Motor Vehicle Accident w/ Injuries


Case Number: 2012-10982

Incident Type: Motor vehicle collision

Date and Time of Accident: 3/29/12 3:37pm

Accident Location: W. Moss Mill Rd. / S. Old Port Republic Rd.

Investigating Officer: Ptl. K. Costa

Misc / Other Related Information: On March 29, 2012 at 3:37pm, Galloway Police responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection on Moss Mill Rd and Old Port Rd in the Smithville section of Galloway Township . A school bus, operated by Jennifer McDonald, age 21 of Egg Harbor City was North on Old Port Rd , stopped (Stop Sign) at the intersection of Moss Mill Rd. The bus driver attempted to make a left turn onto Moss Mill Rd (West) when it collided with an eastbound vehicle, a 1997 Ford Explorer (Driver information withheld at this time.)The bus is owned by Integrity Bus and contained 30 students from the Smithville Elementary School in Galloway Township who were on their way home from school. The Atlantic County EMS Task Force (Mutual Aid Ambulances) and AtlantiCare Medics responded, as well as Bayview, Oceanville and Port Republic Fire Companies for extrication (Ford Explorer) and to support EMS.  18 students were transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Centers in both Galloway Twp and Atlantic City with non life threatening (minor) injuries. The driver of the Explorer was transported via NJSP Southstar helicopter to Cooper Hospital in Camden . School officials from the Smithville School and the Galloway School District were on scene assisting students and contacting parents of involved students. The accident is under investigation and any witnesses are asked to call Officer Kevin Costa at (609) 652-3705 Ext 086. The roadway was shut down for 2 hours.   

***UPDATE*** The driver of Ford Explorer is identified as Peter Walker, age 50 of Galloway .


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