7 Kids Hurt After School Bus Crash

By Vince Lattanzio
|  Tuesday, May 14, 2013  |  Updated 1:29 PM EDT
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7 Kids Hurt After School Bus Crash

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Several students were hurt after a school bus collided with a car as it made its way to a Burlington County elementary school Tuesday morning.

A white sedan and yellow bus collided around 8:15 a.m. Tuesday along the 1200 block of Salem Road in Burlington Township, N.J., according to Burlington Township Police.

The Burlington County School District bus was about two-thirds the way through its daily route to Fountain Woods Elementary School when the crash occurred, according to school district officials.

District officials say seven of the 15 students onboard were taken to a several area hospitals. Their injuries were described as minor. After being checked by doctors, six of the students were released and one was kept for further observation.

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Eight uninjured students sat on a curb near the accident as they waited transport to the elementary school.

The fronts of both the school bus and the car were smashed following the collision. The condition of the driver of the white sedan is unknown.

In a statement to NBC10.com, school district officials say their personnel went to the crash scene and the hospitals where the students were taken.

Counselors and a school nurse are also evaluating the uninjured elementary school children when they arrive at Fountain Woods Elementary School.

The students were set to take New Jersey Department of Education Elementary School Statewide Assessments Tuesday.

The cause of the crash is being investigated.

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