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28 hurt after 2 buses involved in crash in downtown Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — UPDATE: Twenty-eight people were taken from the scene with injuries, none serious.

Three buses were carrying ballet students from around the country, according to the Department of Public Safety. The second bus rear-ended the first, causing minor damage to both vehicles.

Victims ranged in age from 12 to 21, and most were female.

Police are investigating.

UPDATE: A placard saying the buses were part of a Jewish Community Center day camp was incorrect.

The buses were carrying people associated with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, and were going from Chatham University to the Gateway Clipper docks, according to a chaperone.

Two buses carrying children attending a day camp were involved in a crash Sunday in downtown Pittsburgh, causing several minor injuries.

The chartered buses were carrying children who attended the J&R Day Camp, an event held by the Jewish Community Center, in Monroeville.


The crash, at the corner of Seventh Avenue and Grant Street, occurred when one bus rear-ended another around 5:50 p.m.

First responders are at the scene, and all injuries appear to be minor.