School bus involved in accident on Monday morning

School bus involved in accident on Monday morning

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The accident happened on Decatur Highway at 53rd Avenue North in Birmingham. (Photo: Clare Huddleston) The accident happened on Decatur Highway at 53rd Avenue North in Birmingham. (Photo: Clare Huddleston)
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Two people went to the hospital Monday morning after a car clipped the back of a school bus. It happened around 6:50 a.m. on Decatur Highway at 53rd Ave.

Four children were on the bus when the accident happened, according to Neal Underwood, Director of Transportation for Jefferson County Schools. None of the children were hurt.

The bus driver went to the hospital as a precaution. She left the scene complaining of some soreness.

Underwood says a witness saw a white sedan speeding down Decatur Highway. The witness says the car clipped the back right end of the bus, lost control, and crashed into a tree in front of a house.

The witness ran to the bus first to make sure everyone was OK then he went to the car. The driver of the car climbed out of the front windshield and was alert when paramedics arrived.

The witness told Underwood the driver of the car may have fallen asleep at the wheel.

Underwood says the four children on the bus were put on another school bus and continued to school at Fultondale Elementary.

The wrecked bus normally picks up about 50 students on its daily route and had just started its route when the crash happened.

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