Coughing Fit to Blame for Philly School Bus Crash: Police

A coughing attack led to a school bus crash that left two students hurt Tuesday afternoon.

The bus driver lost control of the yellow bus while traveling along Diamond Street near Van Pelt Street in North Philadelphia around 4:30 p.m.

Two of the six children on the bus suffered minor injuries. Doctors at Hahnemann Hospital treated a 13-year-old girl for a foot injury and a 12-year-old boy for a headache, said Philadelphia Police.

No one was inside the two vehicles struck by the bus and no one else was hurt in the accident.

The Durham School Services bus driver looked down for several seconds while dealing with uncontrollable coughing, said investigators. When the driver looked up his car was striking a parked 2013 Mazda and a 1998 Honda CRV.

Parents came to the scene to pick up the unhurt children.

No word if any charges will be filed.

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