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15 Injured In School Bus Crash, 2 With Potentially Life-Threatening Injuries

Children are among the 15 injured in a crash that involved a school bus in rush hour traffic Wednesday morning on East Independence near Hawthorne Lane.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools says bus 1654 was bound for Collinswood Elementary School with 14 children onboard when it was involved in the collision at 8:45 a.m.

In total, 14 people were transported Novant Presbyterian Hospital, 12 with minor injuries, two with potentially life-threatening injuries. A CMS spokesperson could not confirm how many of the injured were children.

MEDIC says one other person was examined for injuries, but refused transport to the hospital.

Nick de la Canal is a reporter for WFAE covering breaking news, arts and culture, and general assignment stories. His work frequently appears on air and online. Periodically, he tweets: @nickdelacanal