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3 School Buses Carrying Kids Collide, Cause Some Injuries

School Bus Crash
Posted at 9:53 PM, Apr 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-18 17:59:54-04

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. (AP) - Officials say three north Florida school buses were involved in a chain-reaction collision that caused minor injuries to students.

The collision happened Monday afternoon in Clay County, which is west of St. Augustine. The Florida Times-Union reports (http://bit.ly/1SotYbQ ) that as many as 90 middle school students were on the buses when one stopped suddenly at a red light. The second bus was able to avoid the first but was struck by the third bus, pushing it into the first one.

Clay County school officials say 23 students were taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure but said none suffered serious injuries. The Florida Highway Patrol says most students were released to their parents or taken home by other buses.