Passengers thrown from bus seats after car swerves in front of them

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Several passengers of a Rockford city bus are taken to the hospital with minor injuries after they fell from their seats in a near-accident.

Around 2:30 p.m., officers responded to the area of Whitman Street and Rockton Avenue.

They say a car swerved in front of the bus, causing the bus's quick reaction to avoid an accident. Several passengers were thrown from their seats.

The area is clear now and roads remain open.