MORRISANIA — Nine people were injured when a Jeep rear-ended a school bus near Boston Road Monday morning, officials said.
None of the victims in the 8:30 a.m. crash, which occurred near Cauldwell Avenue, appeared to be seriously hurt, an FDNY spokesman said. One of the people declined medical attention at the scene.
Eight people were taken to Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center with minor injuries, fire officials said.
Five PS76 students were on board the bus and injured in the accident. Four of the students were taken to the hospital, a Department of Education spokeswoman said, and the other child was taken home by a parent.
The Morrisania crash was the second school bus accident Monday morning. In East Flatbush, Brooklyn, a van swerved from its lane into an oncoming school bus carrying five students and two adults, all of whom were taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.
There have been at least eight school bus accidents — including Monday's — since the beginning of October.