Elijah Allen, 14, a student at CW Henry, was involved in a bus accident Monday. He remains in the Children´s Hospital of Philadelphia with injuries sustained in the crash.
The Philadelphia eighth grader was supposed to be on his class trip, but things had gone horribly wrong.
Elijah was staring out the window of the tour bus he and his classmates had boarded early Monday, watching I-95 rush by, when a speeding car caught his attention. Suddenly, the Honda Civic’s driver lost control, swerving off the interstate and then back across multiple lanes of traffic. And then, the car clipped the front of the big white bus, which tumbled over.
Elijah felt a jolt and his ears were full of the kind of noise he’d previously only heard in movies.
“It sounded like an explosion,” said Elijah. “There was a lot of screaming, and kids were flying around on the bus.”