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Prison bus with 16 inmates overturns on NY thruway

A New York City Department of Correction bus carrying 16 prisoners to a medium-security state prison has crashed on the New York State Thruway.

The bus overturned in Rockland County near Ramapo, between exits 14A and 14B on the northbound side.

Injured prisoners were being taken to an area hospital. Officials said none appeared to be seriously hurt.

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Three DOC workers were also on board. The prisoners were being returned to Ulster Correctional facility after being in New York City for court appearances, officials said.

Chopper footage showed prisoners being loaded onto ambulances, while uninjured prisoners waited outside the overturned bus, handcuffed to each other.

Traffic is backed up for several miles.

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