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Students hurt in school bus crash in Belvidere, IL

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(WREX) - Fire and rescue officers are at the scene of a school bus crash in Boone County north of Belvidere, Illinois.

The accident between the bus and a car occurred late Wednesday afternoon. Boone County firefighters on the scene have confirmed the bus has flipped on its side.  

The accident occurred near the intersection of Belvidere Road and Orth Road. Several students on the bus were transported to area hospitals for non-life threatening injures. 

The bus was carrying middle school students home from the Belvidere School District. 

The Belvidere School District says it is working with local authorities and First Student, its transportation service, to investigate the crash.

First Student says the driver of the bus has been an employee with the company for at least two years and has not had any prior issues. 

Several fire and rescue crews from the surrounding areas were called out to the scene. 

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