12 Students Hospitalized After School Bus Crash in Opa-locka

12 students injured when bus collides with car: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue

By Betty Yu and Brian Hamacher
|  Monday, Apr 29, 2013  |  Updated 1:35 PM EDT
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A dozen students were hospitalized after a school bus collided with a car in Opa-locka Monday morning, officials said. The accident happened in the area of Northwest 37th Avenue and Langley Road when the bus was rear-ended by the car, the Miami-Dade Fire Department said.

A dozen students were hospitalized after a school bus collided with a car in Opa-locka Monday morning, officials said. The accident happened in the area of Northwest 37th Avenue and Langley Road when the bus was rear-ended by the car, the Miami-Dade Fire Department said.

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A dozen students were hospitalized after a school bus collided with a car in Opa-locka Monday morning, officials said.

The accident happened in the area of Northwest 37th Avenue and Langley Road when the bus was rear-ended by the car, the Miami-Dade Fire Department said.

A total of 13 people were injured, including twelve students and the bus driver, officials said. The students were taken to nearby hospitals with minor injuries.

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The bus had been on its way to Palm Springs Middle School in Hialeah when the crash happened, school board officials said.

The bus driver refused to be taken to the hospital. Two other students who were on the bus weren't injured and were taken to school.

The driver, who didn't want to be identified, said she felt a jolt when the car hit, and said the students were screaming and a little shaken up.

Check back with NBC 6 South Florida and NBC6.com for updates.

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