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School buses collide in Bradenton, 15 taken to hospitals

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12 children suffered minor injuries in the crash. 12 children suffered minor injuries in the crash.
BRADENTON, FL (WFLA) - Manatee County emergency responded to the scene of a crash involving two school buses.

The buses crashed around 3:30 p.m. at Cortez Road and 40th Street West in Bradenton.

15 students were taken to Manatee Memorial Hospital and Blake Medical Center with minor injuries, according to the Manatee County Fire Rescue.

Some reported aching necks. Some were thrown from their seats.  Others were covered with shattered glass.

Related: Pinellas Park PSTA bus crash sends 14 to hospital

The buses were taking students from H.S. Moody Elementary in Bradenton when one bus hit the other bus from behind, according to a Manatee County Schools spokesperson.  The bus in front had stopped abruptly due to traffic.  The driver of the bus that crashed into the other, Alfred Gibson of St. Petersburg, was cited for careless driving. 

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