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Philly Student Injured in Tour Bus Crash Speaks Out

"The first time it flipped over I guess I hit my head because after that I went to sleep and I don't remember anything else happening."

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    Most of the Philadelphia students that were injured in the Maryland bus crash are at home healing, but four remain in the hospital. Also in the hospital is one beloved teacher who remains in critical condition.

    (Published Tuesday, May 16, 2017)

    A Philadelphia student who was injured in a charter tour bus crash is speaking out for the first time as she and her classmates continue to recover.

    On Monday Kayla Daniels, 13, was on a bus carrying 25 other students at Charles W. Henry School along with three chaperones and a driver. The students were headed to a field trip in Washington, D.C. Daniels told NBC10 it was a trip she and her classmates had been looking forward to.

    "We're all going to different high schools so it was fun that we would actually have the chance to be all together on one trip," she said.

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    Daniels said they were all singing songs as the bus drove on I-95 in northeastern Maryland near Havre de Grace when a blue sedan began to pass them on the left. The car lost control and clipped the front of the bus, causing it to overturn, according to State Police.

    "Then all of a sudden the bus started swerving and one of the kids yelled," Daniels said. "The first time it flipped over I guess I hit my head because after that I went to sleep and I don't remember anything else happening."

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    Dozens of students from a Philadelphia school were injured during a tour bus crash on I-95. NBC10's Brandon Hudson has the details and speaks to the grandmother of one of the students.

    (Published Tuesday, May 16, 2017)

    Daniels suffered bruises to her face. As of Tuesday, four of her classmates as well as a teacher, Brittany Jacobs, remain hospitalized. Jacobs, a special education teacher, is in critical condition.

    "Miss Jacobs, she's always there whenever I need a problem solved," Daniels said.

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    After local students and teachers were among the passengers on a bus that crashed in Maryland on Monday, members of the Charles W. Henry School in Philadelphia are reacting.

    (Published Monday, May 15, 2017)

    Parents are thankful to the first responders, including a bus full of Philadelphia Police officers who were at the right place at the right time on I-95.

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    Vai Sikahema and Tracy Davidson talk with the President of the FOP, John McNesby, who has details about the Philadelphia Police who were directly behind a bus crash in Maryland. The bus was transporting children from the Philadelphia area on a class field trip. 

    (Published Monday, May 15, 2017)

    "Give a thanks out to the officers who actually jumped out and helped them," said Kayla's father Haidache Daniels. "Put my hands out and clap. Because God sent them and if they weren't there, this situation might have been worse."

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    A police officer who helped rescue Philadelphia students and teachers following a tour bus crash on I-95 in Maryland spoke to NBC10's Denise Nakano in an exclusive interview.

    (Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017)