Terrifying video shows children flying out of their seats while the school bus is hit by the car and topples over before the driver calmly panics tells students how to get out
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- Terrified students can be heard screaming after their school bus was hit in Ohio
- Driver Danny Hupp, 74, is calm during the incident and helps everyone to come down
- He instructs the students to go back and wait to get out
- No one was injured by a collapse, but eight children and Mr. Hupp were taken to the hospital
Shocking footage reveals the moment when a school bus falls over after a Mustang driver rushes through a red light and the two vehicles collide.
Terrified students can hear screams as they try to find their foot and get out of the vehicle after the crash in Perry County, Ohio.
However, bus driver Danny Hupp, 74, remains calm during the incident and helps the 25 children on the road.
Dramatic images show the moment when a school bus was dropped and 25 students slipped into the wall after a crash in Ohio
In a clip published by the Ohio State Highway Patrol of the December 19 incident, students are seen looking at their phones and sitting quietly on the ride.
However, they are then hit by a Ford Mustang at the intersection of State Route 13 and State Route 204.
The passengers are thrown into the air and pushed against the side walls while the vehicle turns and hits the road on its side.
The students try to hold their seats as they relax and start screaming in fear of the scary crash.
The students are for the first time quietly seen on both sides of the vehicle while they are being driven home in the images
Despite the shock, bus driver Mr Hupp remains calm and in his seat and assesses the situation before he starts instructing the children.
He then ensures that all students get off the bus safely and then goes his own way through the fallen vehicle to the rear exit.
Student Ayden Lutz told ABC6: ‘We were quite lucky, to be honest. The entire front of the bus was actually in pieces.
The bus was hit by a Ford Mustang after the driver of the car had driven a red light, causing the students to fly
Bus driver Danny Hupp, 74, kept everyone calm and instructed the students to go to the back door and get off the bus
“I just remember the bus that moved to the left and it turned and hit the ceiling.”
Eight of the students and Mr. Hupp were taken to the hospital after the crash, but none were seriously injured.
The Ford Mustang driver, Joseph Thornton, 42, who controlled the light, was also taken to the hospital and said he had serious injuries, reports Sky News.
Speaking after the incident, troopers said he had driven a suspended driver’s license and the case was referred to the Perry County public prosecutor.
The driver (photo) waited until all students were safely outside before making his own exit