West Philadelphia

3 Kids Taken to Hospital After School Bus Crashes Onto West Philly Sidewalk

The crash happened Tuesday morning at the intersection of South 52nd and Spruce streets

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A school bus t-boned an SUV in West Philadelphia Tuesday morning, leaving the vehicles up on the sidewalk and three children in the hospital.

As SkyForce10 hovered overhead after 6:30 a.m., you could see the damaged SUV on the sidewalk between the yellow bus and a restaurant at the corner of South 52rd and Spruce streets.

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Surveillance video of the wreck shows the bus crashing into the side of the SUV and both vehicles winding up on the sidewalk.

There was a driver, bus monitor and three students on board the Durham School Services bus at the time of the crash, Edward Flavin, spokesman for National Express, told NBC10 in an email. Durham School Services is a subsidiary of Illinois-based National Express.

"The three students on board were transported from the scene to the local hospital to be checked for any injuries," Flavin wrote.

The students suffered minor injuries, the School District of Philadelphia said.

Two ambulances could be seen parked across the intersection from the crash scene. It wasn't clear if anyone in the SUV was hurt.

The school bus was taking students to Dobbins Technical High School on Lehigh Avenue in North Philadelphia, the Philadelphia school district said.

"We are grateful for the support of the first responders who assisted following the incident and evaluated students," the school district said.

Police blocked off the area around the crashed bus, but traffic continued to get by the scene.

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