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Driver who struck school bus said vision was impaired by sun

A 36-year-old Buffalo motorist whose vehicle collided with a school bus Monday morning said she didn't see the traffic signal was red because the sun was in her eyes.

At least five people, including two aboard the bus,  were injured when the collision happened at Clinton and Hickory streets at 7:45 a.m., according to Buffalo police.

The driver of the vehicle, who was driving east on Clinton, told police she tried to swerve but struck the bus driving along Hickory with 26 students aboard, according to officials.

Three of the injured persons, including two students aboard the bus and the driver of the vehicle that hit the bus, were taken to Women & Children's Hospital for treatment. The two children were treated and released to their parents, according to a spokeswoman for Buffalo Public Schools.

Police did not identify the driver. A spokesman said no charges have been filed.

The other children aboard the bus were checked on site by emergency medical technicians and were checked again before dismissal to ensure there were no effects from the crash.

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