School Buses Collide on Long Island, Minor Injuries Reported

None of the 10 students were hurt, but the drivers of both buses were taken to the hospital with minor injuries

Friday, Jun 8, 2012  |  Updated 9:04 AM EDT
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School Buses Collide on Long Island

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Two school buses collided in Nassau County's Rockville Centre Friday morning, but no one was seriously hurt, police said.

One of the buses was heading north on Hempstead Avenue and the other was moving eastbound on Richmond Road when they collided, said Jeff Kleuwer, spokesman for Village of Rockville Centre police. The accident happened at about 7:25 a.m.

Ten students were aboard one of the buses, headed toward Chaminade High School. None of them were hurt and their parents picked them up at the scene. The other bus was empty except for the driver. The drivers of both buses suffered minor injuries and were taken to area hospitals but are expected to be OK.

The accident is under investigation. No citations were given and police believe it was simply an accident.

It wasn't known what company owned the buses involved in the accident.

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