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HIALEAH (CBSMiami) — A school bus, packed with dozens of children, slammed into a home in Hialeah Monday morning.
Out of the dozens, one child was taken to the hospital with a cut on his back from glass that broke on the bus and at least 10 others had minor injuries from the crash which happened just before 9 a.m., according to fire rescue officials.
“It crashes into the house after it went out of control,” said seventh-grader Jose Alba. “One kid who was free got hit by glass shards in the back. He’s now at Palmetto.”
Alba’s fellow student was driven to Palmetto General Hospital by his father right after the crash.
The school system said the kids were on their way to Palm Springs Middle School at the time.
Chopper4 was at the scene near W 12th Avenue and W 46th Street after the crash.
You could see the front of the Maria Elena shool bus had slammed into what appeared to be the front of the home. The accident left a gaping hole in the living room.
The homeowner does have insurance.
Both the homeowner, identified as Liuba Garcia, and the bus driver who was not identified were too upset to speak to CBS4’s Peter D’Oench after the crash.
The bus driver was taken away by her son who would only say, “It was an accident.”
Garcia’s friend Rafael Acevedo rushed to the scene after the crash.
“Basically, they call us because I guess somebody run the light and the bus couldn’t stop and it went inside the house,” said Acevedo. “The front window is gone and everything in the living room is damaged. As of right now, they’re calling insurance to see so we can cover it up or something.”
Garcia’s father, Manuel Garcia, was upset saying there have been numerous accidents at the same intersection.
“Every month there’s an accident. They have to do something about this corner,” said Manuel.
Neighbor Juan Garcia said the same home has been hit before by at least one vehicle.
“It’s maybe the third time I see that…Not on the house, on the fence but close to the house,” said Juan Garcia. “I told the homeowner here be careful. Somebody could be injured in the living room.”
Alba has a lot of questions.
“I am thinking how did this happen? Did the bus go out of control? Was it the driver’s fault or something else,” said Alba.
At last check, it was not known if anyone had been cited for the crash.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
The school bus company has no comment.