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Published May 16, 2011, 02:50 PM

5 Released From Hospital After St. Cloud Taxi-School Bus Crash

A taxi and bus taking students to an elementary school collided on Monday, sending the bus veering into a nearby building and injuring several children and both drivers.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

5 released from hospital after St. Cloud crash

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Four children and the school bus driver who were hospitalized following a collision with a taxi Monday morning have been released from St. Cloud Hospital.

Hospital spokeswoman Jeanine Nistler says they were released by 1 p.m. after being treated for "bumps and bruises."

Two of those hospitalized were children riding in the school bus. The 40-year-old bus driver was also hospitalized. Two more children hospitalized were riding in the taxi, which police say ran a stop sign and hit the side of the bus, sending it crashing into a duplex. The taxi driver was injured and cited for failing to stop at a stop sign. His driving record includes three speeding citations.

All of the children were being taken to Talahi Elementary School before the crash happened.

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