A bus accident involving four cars and a Katonah-Lewisboro school bus led to traffic backups for more than an hour and a trip to the hospital for 19 children on the bus, said Bedford police.
The accident, which occurred just after 8 a.m. at Routes 22 and 35, caused no major injuries, though students were taken to Northern Westchester Hospital as a precaution, police confirmed.
The bus was headed to John Jay High School from Katonah. Lauren Latham, a student at the high school, said she heard a car "screech" loudly just before impact.
"It was really scary, we could hear a car trying to stop from hitting a ton of other cars," she said. "The car spun around and hit two other cars I think— it all happened so fast."
Latham said when she and her fellow passengers could see a yellow SUV coming toward the bus, they ducked into their seats before the car hit the window near where she was sitting.
"Two other girls and I were sitting in the second row and there was one boy in the first row and both seats got some glass on them," she said. "After the window broke the yellow car flipped over to the right of us. The scariest part was we thought people in the cars had died and we thought our bus driver might have been hurt—it was a miracle no one was hurt."
She said most of the passengers went to the hospital, but she and one of her neighbors were picked up by their parents.
As of 9:15 a.m. the last car had been towed and traffic began to move freely.