(13-WHAM) Four teenagers were hurt in a serious crash involving a school bus and a car on Warren Avenue in Brighton.
It happened Tuesday around 3:30p.m.
Police say the bus driver was traveling at a slow rate of speed on Warren Avenue when the bus was hit from behind by a white Mercedes sedan.
The sedan got wedged underneath the tire of the bus.
There were four Brighton High school students in that car. They were transported to Strong Hospital. A PR spokesperson tells us their ages range from 14-16 years old.
13-WHAM News has learned that the injured teenagers are John Zakhary, Christa Mickol, Kevin Thapa and Scott Collins. Mickol and Collins are in guarded condition at Strong Memorial Hospital.
Zarkary and Thapa are under evaluation, meaning they have not been assigned conditions.
There were four students from the Council Rock Elementary on the bus at the time. The bus driver and students were not injured.
Brighton Police Chief Mark Henderson says, "We’re looking at a number of factors as to why this accident happened – one of the factors that we’re looking at is the speed of the vehicle. I don’t have any of the logistics or the facts for you right now, we’re just at the recovery phase, aiding the passengers right now, but the next phase will be the reconstructive phase where we reconstruct the accident using GPS and that will begin right now."
Statement from the Brighton Central School District, Dr. McGowan:
"A Brighton school bus and a car driven by a Brighton High School student were involved in a car accident this afternoon. The four elementary-age students in the bus were uninjured and have been released to their parents. The driver of the car and three other Brighton High School students traveling in the car were injured and transported to area hospitals. Our thoughts are with these students and their families."