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One injured in LP when car hits bus

One person had to be taken to the hospital after a motorist struck a school bus carrying students and chaperones visiting from England.

Brad Jacques of the Lake Placid Volunteer Fire Department says the accident was reported just after 4 p.m. Tuesday.

According to reports, one truck and 13 members arrived at Mirror Lake Drive, where firefighters learned that a car struck a Lake Placid Central School District bus carrying 38 passengers, including students and adult chaperones from England.

Officials say none of the passengers were hurt and the bus incurred only minor damage.

The motorist, who was not immediately identified, complained of an arm injury and was taken to the Adirondack Medical Center in Lake Placid for treatment.

Firefighters closed the road and directed traffic until the vehicles could be removed. Assistance was received by the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service, as well as volunteers from Saranac Lake and Keene.

Lake Placid Village Police and Ray Brook-based state troopers investigated the cause of the accident.

Volunteers returned to their respective stations by 5:04 p.m.

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