PALMDALE – Four people were taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after a sport utility vehicle collided with a school bus in Palmdale, authorities said.
The crash happened around 2:30 p.m. on Avenue S at the northbound 14 Freeway on ramp, according to Palmdale Station Traffic Deputy Arens.
“The school bus was traveling eastbound on Avenue S and got in the left turn lane and proceeded to make a left turn on a solid green light,” Arens said. “As it was making its turn onto the northbound 14 Freeway, there was a vehicle traveling westbound in the number two lane of Avenue S, also on a solid green light… a collision occurred involving both vehicles.”
Fortunately, the Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency bus was not occupied by children at the time. There were four people in the SUV, Arens said.
The SUV driver reportedly had to be extricated from the vehicle and suffered serious injuries. His passengers suffered minor injuries.
“Everybody got transported to the hospital and it appears that most people are doing okay,” Arens said.
Traffic in the area slowed, and the freeway on-ramp was closed for more than two hours while crews cleared the vehicles from the scene.
The collision remains under investigation.