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5 Children, 2 Adults Hospitalized Following School Bus, Car Crash Downtown

First responders are pictured on the scene of an accident involving a car and school bus at Pearl and Bay streets.

A crash involving a school bus and another vehicle left two adults and five students injured Friday morning in Downtown Jacksonville.

WJCT News partner News4Jax reports the crash was reported before 8 a.m. Friday at Pearl and Bay streets near the Prime Osborn Convention Center. One person was initially trapped in their car after it collided with the school bus, Jacksonville Fire and Rescue said.

A mangled silver car and a damaged fence (see below) could be seen at the crash site.

JFRD spokesman Capt. Eric Prosswimmer said 13 students from Jacksonville Classical Academy were on the bus. Five students were taken to the hospital, all with minor injuries, firefighters said.

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Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.