6 people hurt in car-school bus crash in Arizona

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Associated Press

Posted on May 22, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Updated Thursday, May 22 at 9:34 PM

AGUILA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say three children are hurt after a school bus was rear-ended by a car on U.S. 60 and rolled over near the small central Arizona town of Aguila (ah-GHI'-luh).

State Department of Public Safety officials say five children under age 13 and a driver were aboard the Wickenburg Unified School District bus when the crash occurred at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.

A district official says none of the children's injuries appears to be life-threatening. One student is from Vulture Peak Middle School and the other two are from Hassayampa Elementary. Their names, ages and conditions haven't been released.

DPS officials say the driver of the car and two passengers were injured.

Two medical helicopters landed at the scene to airlift the injured to hospitals.

Aguila is about 60 miles northwest of Phoenix.

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