South Jersey school bus hits pole injuring nine

 (File photo)

(File photo)

Police say nine children have been taken to hospitals after their school bus drove into a light post in a southern New Jersey parking lot.

Harrison Township Police Lt. David Wingate says none of the injuries are considered life threatening.

Wingate says the bus pulled into a parking lot next to Pleasant Valley School then struck the light standard just before 9 a.m. Thursday.

Thirty-four students were on board.

Nine were taken to hospitals and the rest walked next door to their school to be checked out by a school nurse. The school serves fourth through sixth graders.

The crash is under investigation.

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