DOE Says Bus Driver Suspended And School Bus Crash Victims Released From Hospital

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The driver who was behind the wheel of a school bus that crashed and flipped on its side last Friday has been suspended, according to the NYC Department of Education. “The NYPD will provide a final report to the DOE outlining the conclusions of their investigation,” says a spokesperson.

The resulting crash injured four children and three adults, who were taken to New York Methodist Hospital. One child’s injuries were considered serious, but not life threatening. The others had minor injuries.

The DOE tells us that “all students involved in the incident were taken to the hospital for observation and have been released.”

The crash happened at the intersection of 4th Avenue and 1st Street on Friday, January 8 just after 3pm.

A video and commentary provided by 4 New York describes the sequence of events, explaining, “a white truck [is]  pulling into the busy intersection when the school bus pulls up alongside it, then crosses in front of it to turn into the intersection. The Mustang driver apparently doesn’t see the bus until it’s too late.”

The DOE would not release the age of the children involved in the crash or the school that the bus was traveling from.

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