Seven students transported to hospital after school bus crash

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.

  2 comments for “Seven students transported to hospital after school bus crash

  1. Unknown
    May 31, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    My cousin was one of the two students who were rushed to the hospital. He still sufferes from head aches and much more. The woman responsible for this didn’t face anything. Either months or years later dmv let her have her license back. How ridiculous.

  2. Clyde
    May 2, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Ya know, my stepson is fighting to recover from major injuries because of an irresponsible decision by an irresponsible driver in the ICU at AVHMC. Now this?!?!? Another brother killed by a POS drunk?? I don’t undrstand how noone thinks of the other driver/rider. Its all about, “Get there as fast as you can, regardless of the consequences.” Well, that attitude kills people! Or, severely injures people. Turn signals are not an optional item on your vehicle. Nor are mirrors. They’re made for the vehicle they were built on. USE EM!! My boy is suffering because someone didn’t use their mirror. This idiot from Santa Clarita didn’t pay attention to the turn signal, and is lucky that bus didn’t catch fire. I’m so pissed at stupid driver right now, I could puke…

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