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School bus accidents in Uniondale, Yaphank

Five children and three adults were taken to

Five children and three adults were taken to a hospital as a precaution after a school bus accident on Main Street in Yaphank Wednesday, July 28, 2010, police said. Photo Credit: Photo by James Carbone

Five children and three adults were taken to the hospital as a precaution following a crash involving a school minibus in Yaphank on Wednesday, Suffolk County police said.

The crash occurred just minutes before a similar crash involving a school bus in Uniondale near Marvin Avenue left "two or three" injured, Nassau County police said. No other details were immediately available.

The two crashes came one day after a mini school bus caught on fire on the Northern State Parkway in Westbury.

No one was injured in that incident, according to police.

The crash in Yaphank occurred at 8:35 a.m., police said, as the mini bus operated by We Transport was turning left onto Main Street from Muellers Lane. Police said the bus turned in front of a westbound Mitsubishi Galant, which struck the bus behind the driver's side door. The driver of the Galant, two adults on the bus and five children were all taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center, according to officials.

The children were believed to be headed to the New Interdisciplinary School on Sills Road in Yaphank. Their ages were not immediately known.

Police said Main Street was closed eastbound at Everett Drive and westbound at Yaphank Road as a result.

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