None of the children were seriously injured.
A driver facing a medical emergency crashed a school bus carrying six children in the woods of New Hampshire on Tuesday, according to the Plaistow Police Department.
The accident took place at 3:43 p.m. local time. None of the children were hospitalized and the driver, who was taken to hospital, was stable Tuesday evening, police said.
Two mothers – Stephanie Geary and Gina Lynch – were present at the scene of the accident and were able to help the children off the bus.
In an interview on Wednesday, Geary told ABC News that she and Lynch were on their way to the Timberlane Regional School when she noticed the bus was coming in the opposite direction in its lane.
“I noticed something was wrong right away because I was wondering why a bus would be in my lane and coming towards me very quickly,” Geary said.
Geary swerved her car to the left, allowing the bottom to pass to her right, before she hit a railing and crashed into an embankment. Geary and Lynch rushed to the scene to help the children.
Geary and Lynch forced open the back door of the bus to evacuate the children, according to WCVB, a Boston ABC affiliate.
“We were afraid. We didn’t know what we were going to see.
The area surrounding the crash site was closed by police for about an hour.
“You have to do what you have to do. When Mama Bear comes in, Mama Bear comes in,” Lynch told WCVB.