Three kids injured in Northwest bus accident

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Local,Maryland,Ben Giles

Five people were injured, including three children, in a crash in Northwest D.C. Monday morning involving a limo-bus for a private school.

Authorities say 18 to 22 kids were on the bus when the accident occurred on Nebraska Avenue at the corner of Van Ness Street at about 7:42 a.m. The limo-bus, which was driving students to the Field School, located on Foxhall Road in Northwest D.C., was involved in a crash with three other vehicles: a Jeep, Suzuki and Honda, according to police.

Three students were transported to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, according to a D.C. fire Battalion Chief Brian Lee. Emergency crews found one male student outside the bus at the scene of the accident, but it wasn't clear if he was ejected from the bus or climbed out a window, Lee said.

Another 16 children were taken by bus to hospitals as a precautionary measure, according to Lee. Nine were sent to Children's Hospital Center and seven were sent to Howard University Hospital.

The driver of the limo-bus and the driver of another vehicle invoked in the crash were also treated at local hospitals and are in stable condition.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

bgiles@washingtonexaminer.com

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