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Eleven students hospitalized after school bus crash in Opa-locka

Eleven Miami-Dade County middle schoolers were taken to four hospitals for observation after a car rear-ended their school bus Monday morning in Opa-locka.

School Board spokesman John Schuster said no one was seriously injured, including the driver of the “passenger vehicle’’ that rammed the bus, whose name wasn’t immediately available, and bus driver Jannie King.

Schuster said that the bus was carrying 13 students to Palm Springs Middle School, 1025 W. 56th St. in Hialeah, at 7:56 a.m. when the accident happened at Northwest 37th Avenue and Langley Road.

“Nothing major,’’ he said of the children’s injuries. They were taken to Palmetto General, Jackson North, North Shore and Hialeah hospitals “to be checked out.’’

He said that the bus’s bumper was scratched.

This article will be updated as more information becomes available.