25 children injured in Kiryas Joel school bus accident

A school bus and a commuter bus collided in Kiryas Joel this morning. (1/6/14)

KIRYAS JOEL - More than two dozen children were injured this morning in a school bus accident in Orange County.

Police say a school bus carrying 50 children to the United Talmudic Academy crashed into a Orange & Rockland Utilities electrical transformer just after 7:30 a.m. at Rimenev Court in Kiryas Joel.An empty Monroe Coach commuter bus then crashed into the school bus.

Twenty-five kids, mainly fifth and sixth-grade boys, were taken to Orange Regional Medical Center for minor injuries. All have since been released. The bus drivers were not taken to the hospital.

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Fog and icy road conditions are being blamed for the accident.

No charges or tickets have been filed against either bus driver.

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