A box truck collided with a school bus carrying numerous children on Long Island on Monday, with the truck driver needing to be taken to the hospital and six children treated for minor injuries, authorities said.
Authorities said the crash happened around 4:45 p.m. on Flanders Road in Riverhead.
Southampton Town Police Lt. Susan Ralph told Newsday that a box truck hit the back of the school bus, which was carrying 32 children.
The truck driver was flown by helicopter to a hospital with serious injuries, while the bus driver sustained minor injuries, Ralph said. Six children were taken to nearby hospitals for treatment for minor injuries, she said in a statement.
The box truck has been impounded.