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Five students taken for observation after car hits minibus in Hempstead, officials say

The Hempstead police and fire departments respond to

The Hempstead police and fire departments respond to a report of an auto accident on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. The accident was on Baldwin Road and Willow Avenue. Photo Credit: Jim Staubitser

Five students were transported to a hospital for observation after the school minibus they were on was struck by a car on a street in Hempstead early Tuesday, officials said.

Hempstead police said the crash occurred at 7:52 a.m. on Baldwin Road near the intersection of Long Beach Road.

It was not clear if anyone in the car was injured.

The minibus was operated by First Student Inc., and a spokeswoman for the company said there were five students aboard en route to the Grace Lutheran School.

The students were all transported for observation as a precautionary measure. Additional details were not available.

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