Chain reaction crash involving Delaware school bus

The left hand turn lane from Route 40 to southbound Route 1 in Bear has been reopened, following a crash involving a school bus this morning, that sent seven children to the hospital.

Delaware State Police says the crash happened at 8:14 a.m. when the driver of a minivan heading westbound on Route 40 in the left turn lane to Route 1 south rear-ended a Saturn Vue, pushing the SUV into the school bus.

The school bus, owned by the Colonial School District, was occupied by 30 children. Police say EMS transported seven of the children to Christiana Hospital as a precaution, adding there were no other injuries.

The driver of the minivan, 42-year-old Osene Ighodaro of New Castle, was cited with careless driving, as well as operating a vehicle without proof of insurance.

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