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UPDATE: 5 Released From Hospital After St. Cloud Crash

photo by WJON.com's Abby Faulkner

ST. CLOUD,  (AP) – Four children and the school bus driver who were hospitalized following a collision with a taxi Monday morning have been released from St. Cloud Hospital.

Hospital spokeswoman Jeanine Nistler says they were released by 1 p.m. after being treated for “bumps and bruises.”

Two of those hospitalized were children riding in the school bus. The 40-year-old bus driver was also hospitalized. Two more children hospitalized were riding in the taxi, which police say ran a stop sign and hit the side of the bus, sending it crashing into a duplex. The taxi driver was injured and cited for failing to stop at a stop sign. His driving record includes three speeding citations.

All of the children were being taken to Talahi Elementary School before the crash happened.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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