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School bus crashes in St. Paul; 2 students taken to the hospital

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A school bus carrying 20 students crashed into several parked cars on Minnehaha Avenue in St. Paul Monday morning, Steve Linders, a spokesperson for the St. Paul Police Department, told BringMeTheNews.

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Around 8:30 a.m., the school bus lost control and sideswiped three parked cars, stopping just before hitting a U.S. Post Office building, the police department says.

Two children, ages 8 and 10, and an adult aide were transported to the hospital "for precautionary reasons," police noted. There's no word on their injuries.

The bus was headed to West Side Summit Charter School in St. Paul when it crashed at the intersection of Minnehaha Avenue and Birmingham Street, Linders says. Police closed a section of Minnehaha Avenue between Birmingham and Barkley streets, reports note.

It's not clear if roads were slippery or icy at the time of the crash, Linders told BringMeTheNews, noting the incident remains under investigation.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation's website listed Minnehaha Avenue as "normal driving conditions" with "varying ramp conditions," Monday morning.

Police say the bus driver is cooperating with the investigation. BringMeTheNews has reached out to the bus company – Billie Bus Transportation – for more information.

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