ANTELOPE VALLEY – A school bus carrying 38 students was struck by a truck and then crashed into a wooden fence, injuring the bus driver and seven students, according to a news report from the California Highway Patrol report.
The collision happened around 7:45 a.m. Monday, April 30, near 170th Street East and Avenue S.
According to the CHP report, the school bus (a 2009 Blue Bird) was traveling north on 170th Street East approaching Avenue S. The second vehicle, a 2003 Toyota truck, was traveling behind the school bus.
The school bus was making a left turn onto Avenue S, when the truck tried to pass the school bus on the left in the intersection. The truck struck the school bus on the left side, and both vehicles careened off the roadway and crashed into a wooden fence, according to the CHP report.
The school bus driver, a 56-year-old Palmdale woman, sustained minor injuries. The driver of the Toyota truck, a 29-year-old Canyon Country man, did not sustain any injuries, according to the report.
There were 38 students on board the school bus at the time of the collision, and seven of them were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
There were no arrests in connection to the incident, according to the CHP report.