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Two children taken to hospital after school buses crashed in Apache Junction

Posted at 5:06 PM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-02 00:57:15-05

Two children were taken to the hospital after two school buses crashed outside Desert Vista Elementary School in Apache Junction.

The Superstition Fire and Medical District responded to the scene near Broadway Avenue and Goldfield Road around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

SFMD later clarified that 17 children and 2 drivers in total were treated on scene, but only two children were transported to the hospital for minor injuries. Authorities said there were about 50 to 60 kids on each bus.

Two buses were just leaving school for the day when one of the buses rear-ended the other, officials say. Immediately following the incident, school administration communicated what had happened to parents.