A bus carrying 23-children and 6-adults was on its way back to Providence from Newport on Monday afternoon, when it jumped a guard-rail and crashed into a ditch, along Route 4, in East Greenwich.
The students, chaperones, and the driver from the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island in Providence, were headed back home after a day out on the ocean, taking a seal watching tour, when the accident happened.
It took more than 4-hours for the big blue bus that was carrying the kids and adults, to be pulled out from the wooded ditch it had crashed into, after jumping the guard-rail at around 3PM.
Thankfully none of the 23-children on the bus were seriously hurt, and out of the 6-adults onboard, only the bus driver sustained serious injuries.
The driver was taken to Rhode Island Hospital, while 17-of the children and one adult, were taken to nearby Kent County Hospital for treatment.
"They had some bumps and bruises, some cuts and facial scrapes and things of that nature." said Kent County Hospital spokesman Jim Beardsworth.
By the time the evening commute started, traffic was backed up for miles along Route 4 North, as state police investigators went over the scene, to try and recreate exactly how the bus ended up where it did.
Rhode Island State Police aren't yet saying what caused the bus to jump the guard-rail.
ABC6 News was told by the Jewish Community Day School of Rhode Island that all of the students involved in the crash have been released from the hospital and are now with their parents.