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UPDATE: Children injured after school bus hit by SUV

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PRINCETON (WVVA) - Thirteen of 20 children on board a Mercer County school bus were transported to the hospital with non-serious injuries after an SUV collided with the bus Tuesday afternoon.

The crash occurred around 3 p.m. on Old Pisgah Road -- near Green Acres -- outside Princeton.

Lt.  Joe Parks with the Mercer County Sheriff's Department said a red 1995 Honda Passport apparently crossed the center line, striking the bus head-on.

The driver of the Passport was also taken to the hospital with what were said to be non-life threatening head injuries.

Traffic was backed up along Pisgah Road as crews worked to clear the scene.

Charges are pending. The crash remains under investigation.

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PRINCETON (WVVA) - Crews are on the scene of an accident involving a school bus in Mercer County.

The accident occurred around 3 p.m. on Pisgah Road -- near Green Acres -- outside Princeton.

There was no immediate word on injuries.

The Mercer County Sheriff's Department and Princeton Rescue Squad responded to the scene.

Traffic is backed up on Pisgah Road as crews work to clear the crash site.

WVVA News is at the scene and will have more details shortly.

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