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Bus crash has 1 pupil hospitalized

The remaining injured were expected to be released.

One of seven Kingsway Regional High School students who were injured in Monday's school bus crash in Gloucester County was expected to remain hospitalized, but the others were expected to be released yesterday.

Woolwich Township Police Chief Russell H. Marino said that one teenage girl, whom he would not identify, was recovering in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia with a broken collarbone and a bruised lung. He said another girl returned to school yesterday, while the rest - who suffered mostly fractures, cuts and bruises - were waiting to be discharged from area hospitals yesterday afternoon.

Marino said that Maria SanClemente, the driver of the Nissan that broadsided the mini-school bus, which had seven students on board, at the intersection of Oldmans Creek and Rainey Roads, will be charged with failure to stop at a stop sign. SanClemente, 43, of Pilesgrove Township, and her 4-year-old daughter were treated for minor injuries at a hospital and released after the 2:54 p.m. crash.

Diane Conard, 63, the bus driver, also suffered minor injuries in the crash, Marino said.

School Superintendent Ave Altersitz said the students were being taken home after attending an afternoon session at the Salem County Vocational Technical School. Six students are from Logan, and one is from Woolwich. Their names were not released.