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Injuries Reported When School Bus and SUV Collide in Staten Island

Frank J. Dito, Jr.
Car accident, personal injury and workers’ compensation attorney serving Staten Island and Brooklyn New York.

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

A school bus carrying more than 30 students was involved in an accident after their bus collided with an SUV. The accident, which took place on Staten Island’s South Shore, was carrying students from a Catholic school from the area. More than a dozen students suffered injuries and were treated.

The two-vehicle accident involving the students from Our Lady Star of the Sea occurred at approximately 3:00 PM on Thursday afternoon, September 10, 2009. The Staten Island crash took place at the corner of Kingdom Avenue and South Billiou Street in Huguenot.

According to officials, only one student on the bus had to be taken to the hospital. The student reported numbness in his shoulder.  The remaining 25 students were evaluated at the scene of the accident. Officials reported that they were all okay.

“I thought it was a giant pothole, but really we hit somebody,” commented one of the students traveling on the school bus.

The occupants of the SUV, a mother and her child, were also transported to a local hospital; where they were treated for injuries. However, none of the injuries they suffered were considered to be serious.

According to officials, the cause of the Staten Island accident has not been determined and is under investigation.

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