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Mini School Bus Crashes Into Syosset Home

School Bus into Syosset home (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

School Bus into Syosset home (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A mini school bus carrying children crashed into a house on Long Island  on Wednesday afternoon.

The bus slammed into a house at 205 Jackson Ave., in Syosset at about 3:15 p.m.

The private Catholic school St. Edward The Confessor is across the street from the home.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

Authorities said the driver was coming out of the school lot, had a medical emergency and lost control of the bus, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.

The bus, carrying children ages 5-8, went through the garage. The children were not hurt, Hall reported.

The driver suffered a seizure, CBS 2’s Jennifer McLogan reported. He was airlifted to Nassau University Medical Center.

No one was inside the house at the time of the crash, but the homeowner said she arrived home to the chaotic scene.

“We were just coming home from the vet. We see the school bus in our garage,” homeowner Christina Purcell told WCBS 880’s Hall. “We had two dogs in the house, so we were worried that they were hurt, but we were able to get them out. They’re OK and thank God.”

It took dozens of firefighters to extricate the bus from the garage, Hall reported.

Stay with CBSNewYork.com for more on this developing story.