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5 children hurt when school bus hit by SUV

Published 2:43pm Saturday, October 13, 2012

RUSHFORD — Authorities say five children have been taken a hospital after their school bus was rear-ended by an SUV, though only minor injuries are being reported.

The Minnesota State Patrol says 25 children were on the bus when it was hit shortly before 4 p.m. Friday in Rushford.

The patrol says the bus was stopped and dropping off a student along State Highway 43 when the SUV came over a hill and hit the bus. The patrol says the bus’ lights were flashing.

Five children ranging in age from 7 to 13 were taken to Community Memorial Hospital in Winona. The patrol says their injuries are not life-threatening.

The drivers of the bus and SUV weren’t injured.