A school bus carrying young boys between the ages of 6-11 years old from a Jewish school has crashed into a home in Spring Valley, New York, causing multiple injuries.
The bus, filled with Hasidic Jewish children, rolled down a hill and crashed into the side of a house in a suburb north of New York City. At least 17 children were injured, and some were seriously injured.
🇺🇸✡️ — SERIOUS BUS CRASH: A Jewish school bus lost control and crashed into a home and several parked cars in Spring Valley, New York. At least 17 children were injured, some seriously. pic.twitter.com/3Uta8JgDLH
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The New York Post reports – Nearly two dozen patients — 21 children and the driver — were extricated from the wreckage, with six taken to the pediatric trauma center at Westchester Medical Center, where two of them were in serious but not life-threatening condition, a first responder on the scene told The Post.
“They’re in great medical care right now, and we certainly wish them a speedy recovery,” said Rockland Hatzolah EMS captain Josh Hans.
Two other children were being treated at Nyack Hospital and the driver was at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffren, Hans said.
It was unclear what set off the freakish crash or if there was an arrest. Ramapo police were leading the investigation, according to Spring Valley authorities.
First responders and school officials from the Hasidic community were also at the crash scene.