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Updated: 3 Injured After Car, School Bus Collide in Newark, Del.

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NEWARK, Del. - Delaware State Police say two adults and a child were injured following after a car and a school bus full of students collided Wednesday morning in Newark.

According to police, the incident occurred shortly before 7 a.m. as Ahmad J. Abdullah, 49, of Wilmington, was operating a 1999 Toyota Corolla eastbound on Old Baltimore Pike preparing to make a left had turn onto Salem Church Road in Newark. Troopers said that as Ahmad approached the intersection, he failed to stop on a solid red traffic signal.

Police said that John Ewasko, 55, of Wilmington, who was driving a school bus westbound on Old Baltimore Pike, attempted to avoid the Toyota Corolla by taking evasive action and swerving. However, police said the vehicles collided and came to a controlled stop on the shoulder of Old Baltimore Pike.

Abdullah was properly restrained and was treated by New Castle County Paramedics at the scene of the collision before being transported by ambulance to Christiana Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Troopers cited him for failure to stop at a red light.

A 13-year-old female passenger of the Toyota Corolla was treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics and transported by ambulance to Christiana Hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Ewasko was also properly restrained and treated at the scene by New Castle County Paramedics before being transported to Christiana Hospital by ambulance for non-life threatening injuries, police said. 

All 37 students from Newark Charter School were uninjured in the collision, according to police. 

The roadway was closed for approximately one hour.

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