School Bus Rear-Ended by SUV in Queens

By Tuan Nguyen and Wil Cruz  on October 16, 2012 12:33pm  | Updated on October 16, 2012 1:09pm

ASTORIA — Nine people were injured Tuesday morning after a school bus was rear-ended by an SUV on 31st Avenue, the FDNY said.

The crash, at the corner of 36th Avenue near Broadway, occurred about 10:30 a.m. when a black Mercedes SUV slammed into the back of the bus, officials and witnesses said.

"The front-end of the SUV kind of crunched in the back of the bus," said witness Derek, 30, who asked that his last name not be used.

It was unclear how many children were aboard the bus at the time of the crash.

None of the injuries were considered serious. Paramedics treated the victims at the scene and released them, the FDNY said.

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