Police: 12 injured after vehicle strikes senior citizen bus

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Police in Hillside say 12 passengers suffered minor injuries after a senior citizen bus was struck by a vehicle.

The accident happened around 9:22 a.m. at the intersection of Long and Central avenues.

According to police, the Hillside Senior Citizen Bus was struck at the intersection by a four-door Hyundai Sonata.

According to the preliminary investigation, the driver of the Hyundai ran the stop sign at Long Avenue as the bus was traveling south on Central Avenue.

Police say the car then struck the rear right side of the bus near the bumper, causing the bus driver to lose control and strike a utility pole.

The passengers were transported to hospitals with apparent minor injuries.

The driver of the Hyundai was not injured.

The bus is not able to move due to the live electrical wires of the utility pole laying on it.

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