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Oklahoma City school bus accident sends students, bus driver to hospitals

Oklahoma City authorities said a four-door car ran a stop sign at NW 89 and hit a school bus bound for North Highland Elementary. The driver of the car fled the scene.
BY ROBERT MEDLEY and JULIANA KEEPING Modified: November 27, 2012 at 7:44 pm •  Published: November 28, 2012

/articleid/3732444/1/pictures/1894698">Photo - Emergency workers investigate an accident involving an Oklahoma City school bus and an automobile Tuesday morning at the intersection of NW 89 and Classen Boulevard. The driver of the car fled the scene, police said. Photo By Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman
Emergency workers investigate an accident involving an Oklahoma City school bus and an automobile Tuesday morning at the intersection of NW 89 and Classen Boulevard. The driver of the car fled the scene, police said. Photo By Paul Hellstern, The Oklahoman

Five people were taken from the crash scene to hospitals in good condition, Emergency Management Services Authority spokeswoman Lara O'Leary said.

Those taken to hospitals were the driver and four students, including a sibling who rode to the hospital but did not have injuries, Kennedy said.

A parent took another student to a hospital, Kennedy said. All those taken to hospitals were treated and released, she said.

The bus driver, Flynn Lee, has worked for the district since March 2011 and was treated for neck and back injuries, Kennedy said.

Students initially told school officials they were wearing seat belts, but they were not, Kennedy said.

A fire official said there were special needs children on the bus, but Kennedy said she could not confirm that information due to privacy laws.

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