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Buses Collide Near Old Courthouse; Students With Minor Injuries

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The buses collided near the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis (photo courtesy KSDK-TV)

By Kevin Lavery & Tom Weber, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – Traffic in downtown St. Louis was snarled this morning at Chestnut and Broadway because of an accident between a Metro Bus and School Bus.

Police say 24 kids were on the bus; all were taken to a local hospital with apparently minor injuries.

The buses jumped the sidewalk around 7:15 this morning (Friday) and ran into a fence that surrounds the Old Courthouse.

A man walking his dog was also hit. He's in critical condition; the dog is dead.

The students were from St. Louis city and they were headed to Buerkle Middle School in the Mehlville District.

Police aren't yet sure how the accident happened.

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