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A 19-year-old man was seriously injured when his vehicle struck a car that was behind a school bus in Shrewsbury Township on Thursday afternoon, according to a fire official.

Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Co. Chief Tony Myers said a school bus was dropping off students in the 700 block of West Clearview Drive when a red sedan struck a black SUV, which then hit the bus. Officials received the call for the three-vehicle crash shortly before 4:30 p.m.

“The kids were already off the bus, “ Myers said, adding that the bus had minimal damage from the crash.

The red sedan had the most damage in the crash.

"The driver of the striking vehicle was trapped and had to be cut out of the wreckage," Myers said.

"It took 20 minutes to get him out," he added.

The 19-year-old was taken to the York Hospital trauma center for treatment. Two others inside that car were treated and released at the scene.

"They were able to exit out the passenger door," Myers said.

The driver of the black SUV was treated and released at the scene as well. Crews were at the scene for more than an hour, according to the chief.

"We didn't clear the scene until after 6 o clock," he said.

State police are investigating the crash.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at@YDDornblaser.

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