Lakeview Volunteer Fire Department".
One person sustained very serious injuries, which included broken bones and soft tissue injuries, officials said.
The bus was carrying 38 children, 5 chaperones and the driver.
The students were returning home from John F. Kennedy International Airport after a spring break trip when the bus crashed into the overpass. Police did not say which schools the students were affiliated with.
Major David Candelaria confirmed further details about the accident in a statement to the press. Passengers were seen covered in blankets as they waited outside.
Police confirmed the individual operating the bus has a valid driver's license. The driver is under review.
'The trip was part of EF Education Tours.as far as injuries, this was treated as a mass casualty incident, ' Candelaria added.
This is not the first time an oversized vehicle has struck the Eagle Avenue bridge. According to some news reports, the height of the bus exceeded the overpass height by four feet.
New York State Police are leading the investigation into what happened.