MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Police are investigating a crash between two school buses that sent 18 children and the two drivers to hospitals with minor injuries.
One bus was going north and the other was heading west when one broadsided the other at an uncontrolled intersection in south Minneapolis, said police spokeswoman Cyndi Montgomery.
Police said both drivers should have stopped, and it wasn't immediately clear who was at fault for not yielding the right of way.
One of the buses was bound for Hiawatha Elementary School; the other was going to Sanford Middle School.
''We went out the emergency window,'' said fourth-grader Lindsey Neu, 10. ''Some of the big kids helped us.'' Lindsey, whose mother picked her up, said that she and other students were crying after the collision and that she hurt her ear.
Her bus knocked stucco off the corner of Dan and Linda Jorenby's house. Linda Jorenby said she saw a ''yellow streak'' and then the crash.
The bus hit with such impact that it put a large crack in the side of their house, and the back door wouldn't open, she said.
Sixteen children, ages 8-14, were treated at Hennepin County Medical Center and released.
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