Author: Francis Kelley/Tue, Jun 03, 2014/Categories: Blog

Students_Taken_to_Hospital_After_Bus_AccidentAn accident involving two school buses and a car resulted in 14 students being taken to a local hospital in East Meadow with minor injuries on Monday.

In addition to the students, the driver of the car, his wife and 3-year-old child also were taken to the hospital with minor injuries, a spokesman for the East Meadow Fire Department told Newsday.

Although full details were not provided, police said all three vehicles were traveling in the southbound lane of Newbridge Road, just south of Hempstead Turnpike. The accident occurred, Nassau police told Newsday.

The 14 injured students on the buses from Holy Trinity High School were taken to Nassau University Medical Center, while those in the car were taken to Winthrop-University Hospital. A hospital spokeswoman told Newsday two additional students came in with their parents for evaluation. Thankfully, it appears all of the students will be discharged after evaluation.

This is the second time in less than two weeks that two New York school buses have been involved in an accident.

On May 20, two school buses collided at an intersection on Long Island, which resulted in one of the buses landing on its side. Surveillance video obtained by CBS New York showed one bus running a stop sign before colliding with a smaller bus.

A 7-year-old girl who was on board at the time was taken to the hospital after suffering a cut on her head. The girl was pulled out of the bus by a man who witnessed the accident. The man rushed into action when he saw fuel was leaking from one of the buses.

A white stop line at the scene of the accident was repainted to highlight the requirement to stop at the intersection, CBS New York reported.

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