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NY high school students injured when bus strikes overpass

LAKEVIEW, N.Y. (AP) — A charter bus carrying teenagers returning from a spring break trip has struck a bridge overpass on Long island, seriously injuring six passengers and mangling the entire length of the top of the bus.

New York State Police say the crash happened shortly after 9 p.m. Sunday on the Southern State Parkway in Lakeview. Thirty-seven other passengers suffered minor injuries.

Video shows teenagers sitting and standing outside of the white damaged bus, some draped in blankets, as firefighters inspect the wreckage. Multiple ambulances and fire trucks responded to the scene.

Police say the 38 students from various Long Island high schools, along with five chaperones, had just returned from Kennedy Airport and were heading to a shopping mall to meet up with parents.

Police say the driver is being evaluated.

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