GLENDALE, AZ - Several people were injured Monday morning after a dump truck rear ended a school bus in Glendale as students were getting on the bus.
It happened around 6:50 a.m. near Missouri and 57th avenues. The bus belongs to Phoenix charter school Bennett Academy.
According to Glendale police spokesman Brent Coombs, the bus had already picked up two students and was picking up two others when it was struck from behind by the truck.
Coombs said two sisters, Valerie and Jacqueline Hernandez were getting on the bus and suffered non-life threatening injuries. They were transported to a nearby hospital to be treated.
Two other students on the bus, a 5-year-old boy and a girl, as well as the bus driver, were also taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the dump truck did not require hospital treatment.
Air15 video showed the school bus crashed into a power pole with damage to the back end.
One of the girls was seen being airlifted from the scene.
Several police vehicles blocked off the area as crews cleared the accident.
Glendale police said the truck driver faces a civil citation for failure to control a vehicle to avoid a collision. Coombs told The Associated Press the dump truck driver was checked and there was no impairment found.
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