16 children injured in 'sudden stop' on bus heading to school, authorities say

Students suffered minor injuries

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. – Sixteen children were taken to three local hospitals Thursday morning after they suffered minor injuries on a school bus in Coconut Creek, authorities said.

According to the Margate-Coconut Creek Fire Department, authorities were dispatched to Coconut Creek Elementary School around 9 a.m. in reference to multiple students who had been injured on a bus.

Authorities said the bus driver was forced to stop abruptly as a bicyclist was crossing an intersection. 

The sudden stop caused multiple students on the bus to suffer minor injuries, authorities said.

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