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Elementary Students Rushed To Hospital After School Bus Crash

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Police in Englewood investigate a crash between a school bus and a car Friday afternoon. (credit: CBS)

Police in Englewood investigate a crash between a school bus and a car Friday afternoon. (credit: CBS)

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4)- Police in Englewood are investigating a school bus crash that sent 12 students to the hospital.

Six of those students were taken to Swedish Medical Center and six were taken to Littleton Adventist Hospital with what are believed to be minor injuries.

There were 34 children on the bus ages 8 to 11 when it was involved in a crash with a car at the intersection of Lehigh and Delaware in Englewood.

Police said the bus was traveling northbound on Delaware as the red car was traveling westbound on Lehigh. The red car had a stop sign and the bus did not. Police are investigating whether the car failed to stop at the stop sign.

The students attend Clayton Elementary School located at 4600 S. Fox Street in Englewood just eight blocks from where the crash happened.

“It was the end of the school day, they were being transported home,” said Englewood Schools spokeswoman Karen Brofft.

The Englewood Asst. Superintendent told CBS4 the children were jostled around in the crash and were shaken up.

Copter4 flew over the crash just before 4 p.m. Friday. The block surrounding the crash had been blocked off and several police cruisers were there.

The back bumper of the bus appeared to have damage and the red sedan had broken out windows and was crashed into a chain link fence in front of a home.

All the parents of the children on board the bus were notified by either the police or the school.

“We had a lot of school personnel that came out here and helped calm the kids down, make sure they were okay. Most got back on the bus ready to go home,” said Brofft.

The driver of the red sedan has been transported to Swedish Medical Center with unknown injuries.

The Englewood School District will conduct an internal investigation to make sure the school bus driver was not at fault.

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