Officials: Several kids, one adult taken to hospital after crash in Syracuse

Police are investigating a three car crash that happened in the area of Midland Avenue and Belle Avenue on Monday morning.

Syracuse Police are investigating a crash Monday morning that officials say sent six children and one adult to the hospital.

According to police, emergency officials were dispatched to Midland Avenue at Rill Avenue shortly before 9 a.m.

When police and EMS arrived, they found three vehicles involved with several people injured, including three small children who were thrown from their car seats, police said. All the injured were transported to American Medical Response to Upstate University Hospital for treatment.

Police say the injuries sustained were non life-threatening. Ambulance officials say eight people were transported to Upstate University Hospital after the crash.

It appears that a school bus was stopped at the corner of Rill and Midland Avenues waiting to turn north onto Midland Avenue. The bus proceeded through the intersection turning left onto Midland Avenue and eventually turned east onto Hall Avenue. At the time, one vehicle was traveling north behind the school bus and came into contact with a second vehicle heading south. A thirrd vehicle was behind the second vehicle and then made contact waith that vehicle, according to police.

According to police, the driver of one car, 28-year-old Teakira Sparks, had facial injuries. Two children in that vehicle, aged 9 and 11, had non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the second vehicle, 29-year-old Stephon Tucker, had complaint of pain. Four children in that vehicle, ages 1, 3, 5 and 9, were also taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The driver of the third vehicle reported no injuries.

The driver of the school bus was located and the investigation is ongoing.

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