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CLEVELAND -- Two students remain in the hospital after two school buses collided Thursday morning.

The accident happened just before 7 a.m. near East 71st Street and Hough.

One bus was transporting students for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to Daniel Morgan and Wade Park.

The other was hired by ICAN charter schools to take students to Northeast Ohio Prep and the the University of Cleveland Prep.

EMS said 14 people were taken to the hospital including both drivers and 12 students. Thursday evening, officials said two of the students remained in the hospital. The remaining students had been treated and released.

The drivers were taken to MetroHealth Medical Center and University Hospitals.

When Fox 8 News arrived at the scene, one of the buses remained in the middle of the intersection.  One of its front windows was shattered but remained attached to the bus.  The other appeared to have fallen out or been removed completely.

The other bus was badly dented on the passenger's side and also had damage to the front end.  It was in a field a good distance away from the intersection.

A student on the bus called the accident "terrible" and said all of the seats were covered in glass.  He was not hurt.

CMSD CEO Eric Gordon said it seemed the evacuation procedures were followed during the emergency.  He also said the district regularly assesses bus safety.

Police are still investigating the cause of the accident and only said the accident occurred as one bus was traveling north and the other west.

 

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