Several students hospitalized after school bus crashes in Rockland County

Several students, as well as the driver, were hospitalized after a school bus lost control and crashed into a home Thursday morning in New Hempstead, Rockland County.

SkyFOX was over the scene on Southgate Drive.

It happened just before 9 a.m. The school bus driver veered off the road and then hit several trees, a telephone pole, two parked cars, and finally the house, police said. The impact of the crash flipped a vehicle onto the front yard of the house, partially pinning it under the bus.

The injuries are not life-threatening.

The bus was carrying 22 people, including the driver, police said. 

Authorities tested the driver who showed no signs of impairment.

In a tweet, Michael Specht, supervisor for the town of Ramapo, New York, says, "At the scene of major school bus accident on Southgate Drive. Our thoughts are with the children & their families as we pray for speedy recovery. Thank you all first responders: @Ramapo_PD @RHatzoloh @SpringHillEMS Faist EMS @ChaverimRocklnd. Full investigation is underway by RPD."

The Ramapo Police Department is investigating the cause of the crash.

The bus ripped some siding off the house. A building inspector was at the scene to examine the structural integrity of the home.