LANCASTER – Two drivers were transported to the hospital Monday after a sport utility vehicle collided with a school bus in a Lancaster intersection, authorities said.
The collision happened around 2 p.m. Monday, April 6, in the intersection of West Avenue H and 70th Street West in Lancaster, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Gil Hernandez.
Lorraine Vheru, 38, of Lancaster was driving a 2003 Ford Explorer westbound on Avenue H when she stopped at a stop sign at 70th Street West and then proceeded through the intersection, colliding with an Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency bus that was headed northbound on 70th Street West, Hernandez said.
“[Vheru] failed to yield the right of way after coming to a stop at the stop sign,” Hernandez said. “Avenue H has a stop sign; 70th Street [West] does not have a stop sign.”
Vheru’s vehicle overturned and she sustained minor lacerations to her left hand and complained of pain, Hernandez said.
The school bus was carrying two students at the time and was being driven by 33-year-old Alejandro Meza of Lancaster, Hernandez said.
The school bus driver was taken to the hospital with complaints of pain, Hernandez said. The two students aboard the bus were not transported to the hospital, he added.