School bus carrying 43 students crashes in N. Salem

A school bus carrying dozens of students was involved in a chain-reaction accident on Route 35 in North Salem this morning, sending the kids to the hospital for a check-up.

Police say the accident happened just after 7 a.m. when the driver of a Honda heading eastbound fell asleep at the wheel and collided with a Mercedes SUV. The SUV spun around just as the school bus carrying 43 students from the John Jay Middle School was coming down the road. The bus driver apparently tried to swerve to avoid the collision and hit a guard rail.

The students were moved to another bus, which transported them to Northern Westchester Hospital as a precaution. None of the kids suffered injuries, and they have since been released.

The John Jay Middle School is part of the Lewisboro School District, which is still reeling from the loss of two children who were killed in Cross River last night in an apparent murder-suicide.

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