School Bus Carrying Special-Needs Students Crashes on Staten Island

By Patrick Hedlund on April 5, 2012 10:50am 

Seven people were injured when a special-needs school bus crashed on Staten Island Thursday, April 5, 2012.
Seven people were injured when a special-needs school bus crashed on Staten Island Thursday, April 5, 2012.
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STATEN ISLAND — Seven people were injured when a school bus carrying special-need students crashed on Staten Island Thursday morning, authorities said.

The wreck occurred about 7:50 a.m. at Bard and Henderson avenues, FDNY and Department of Education officials said.

Four students and three adults were taken to St. Vincent’s Hospital with minor injuries, officials said.

Parents were notified of the incident, a DOE spokeswoman said.

It was not clear what caused the crash.

On Wednesday, another special-needs school bus collided with a car in Maspeth, Queens, injuring 12 people.

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