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Car collides with school bus
Students hospitalized
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Students are removed from the emergency exit of a school bus in the background after a collision with a car driven by Veronica Scott.
Twelve Hickory Creek students were taken to the hospital Tuesday after a car slammed into their school bus as they were returning from a field trip to Bridgestone.The driver of the car that hit the bus, Veronica Scott, was able to escape injury despite the fact the front of her vehicle was flattened when it slid underneath the back of the bus on impact. Twelve fourth-graders from the classes of Tenara Martin and Jayme Jaco were taken to St. Thomas River Park Hospital by ambulance for treatment of noncritical injuries. The remaining students were loaded aboard another bus and taken back to school.The wreck happened just before 2 p.m. as bus 0544 was making a turn onto Manchester Highway from Bridgestone Drive.