School bus crashes into home in Hialeah

HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - Police have responded after a school bus crashed into a home in Hialeah, Monday.

Authorities could be seen by 7Skyforce HD taking photos of the scene, located at 46th Street and West 12th Avenue.

According to Hialeah Fire Rescue, 30 kids were on board the Maria Elana School bus at the time.

Eight of the children were evaluated by fire rescue at the scene. However, there were no serious injuries, and no one was transported to the hospital.

Manuel Garcia said he, his daughter and his grandkids all live in the home. The family had left for the day before they were called back to see the residence.

“Everybody left actually like 10 minutes before,” said family friend Rafael Acevedo. “The neighbors called them and everybody came back to see what happened. The city inspectors were here, and actually, right now, they don’t know what’s going to happen. That’s the problem. You see it’s a mess. They gotta clean it up. We’re waiting to see what happens.”

According to fire rescue, there was a two-vehicle accident that occurred at the intersection at around 9 a.m., and the bus driver swerved to avoid hitting the cars. The bus has since been towed away.

A view inside the home revealed debris scattered across the living room and the gaping hole left in the front of the house. The bus crashed just feet from their Christmas tree.

Juan Garcia, a neighbor, said this is the third time he’s seen something like this on the street. “Still, from the last accident, they had the fences fall down on the sidewalk,” Garcia said. “I’ve lived in this house for 14 years. I see a lot of accidents.”

The cost of repairs remains unknown, but for now it does not seem the family will have to leave their home.

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