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First Student bus crashes into hydrant in Buffalo's Willert Park neighborhood

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Posted at 7:18 AM, Oct 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-30 00:39:04-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A First Student bus apparently crashed into a fire hydrant Tuesday morning in Buffalo.

At first glance it appeared the bus hit a pole, but further inspection revealed that the bus looks to have hit a hydrant. The bus was removed from the scene around 8:15 a.m,

Reports of the crash first surfaced around 7 a.m. 7 Eyewitness News observed first responders remove the driver around 7:15 a.m. at the intersection of Sycamore and Spring streets. At least one other vehicle appeared to be involved in the crash.

At 7:45 a.m. our crew observed three to four kids get out of an ambulance next to the bus, and get onto a different bus that just arrived. But a representative for First Student at the scene would not comment when asked if students were in the bus at the time.

The crash caused traffic to back up on Sycamore, but the road reopened as of 7:30 a.m.

There's no immediate word on what condition the driver is in.

7 Eyewitness News has reached out to the Buffalo Police Department for more information.

This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.