Speeding Driver Slams Into School Bus With Children on Board in Northeast Philly, Police Say

It was unclear if any children were hurt in the wreck at Harbison Avenue and Tackawanna Street in the Wissinoming neighborhood.

A speeding driver attempting to make a quick left turn collided with a yellow school bus in Northeast Philadelphia Friday morning, Philadelphia police said.

There were children on the bus when the Toyota Camry struck the bus at Harbison Avenue and Tackawanna Street in the Wissinoming neighborhood around 7:30 a.m., police said. The bus driver was waiting to turn left onto Tackawanna at the time.

Medics responded to the scene. At least one child could be seen walking off the bus.

An 8-year-old girl was taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children after complaining of head pain, police said. Another six to eight students suffered minor injuries.

The car had significant front-end damage. The 28-year-old driver suffered head injuries and a dislocated hip, police said. He was listed in critical condition at the hospital.

The bus had less obvious damage. No word on the condition of the bus driver.

There were traffic troubles in the area as police investigated.

NBC10 First Alert Traffic reporter Katy Zachary is watching the roads in Northeast Philadelphia due to a crash involving a school bus. Expect delays along Harbison Avenue.

The bus says Total Transportation Corporation on it. The company had no comment when reached for comment by NBC10 Friday morning.

It was unclear where the bus was headed.

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