School bus with children on board hits utility pole and house in Rockland County
A school bus carrying around 20 children was involved in a crash in Rockland County Thursday morning.
Police say the crash happened just before 9 a.m. at 37 Southgate Drive in New Hempstead.
The bus appears to have hit a utility pole, two parked cars and a house before ending up on the lawn of a residential property.
An overturned SUV was also on the lawn.News 12 has been told that there were 22 children on the bus that was heading to a private school.
Seven boys were taken to Westchester Medical Center. One is said to have a broken leg.
The 37-year-old driver was taken to Good Samaritan for a minor head wound.
Neighbors in the area tell News 12 they have concerns regarding speeding and newly installed speed bumps
"We're going to be on scene for quite a while. The crash team does a very thorough investigation to find out the cause of the crash," says Ramapo Police Chief Martin Reilly.
Orange & Rockland Utilities was called because of some downed wires, and a building inspector was expected to assess any damage to the house.