A school bus crash in Palmdale has injured as many as 10 people, many of them students.

A bus carrying youngsters to school was struck by a sport utility vehicle around 8:40 a.m. Tuesday.

The bus then sheared off a fire hydrant.

Los Angeles County fire Inspector Ron Haralson said 10 people were injured, most or all of them students. Nine had minor injuries and one had moderate injuries and was taken to a hospital.

The school district reported seven students and the bus driver were hurt.

The students were headed to Los Amigos magnet school, which covers kindergarten through the eighth grade.