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.
7 comments for "SUV collides with school bus in Lancaster"
Daniel Potter says
This street does not need a 4 way stop. People just need to pay attention when driving. I don’t know how you could make the vehicle more visible that a big bright yellow school bus. One should know that if you pull your vehicle into the path of a bus there is a good chance your going to get killed!
People do the same thing on 60th St W. I know people who have been killed or in accidents due to their failure to stop at the side streets because they were going too fast to begin with. I have almost been hit twice along those roads. Just remember to look both ways!
flashing stop signs are less than $2000 a sign – Please install them!!!!
How many times does this have to happen before the rural areas get 4way stops or lights.
It is a very dangerous intersection. There have been many crashes and near crashes. It needs to be a 4 way stop at the very least. People drive through there at very high rates of speed going north on 70th west. The same goes for 60th west and H. Last weekend at 5:30 a.m. a car sped through H on 50th west which would have ended my good day and they have a stop sign. Since it’s so isolated you may consider highly reflective stop signs or something to make them more noticeable.
People are drive so stupid in the AV all those intersections should be four way stops.
The Antelope Valley sucks!
I passed by soon after it happened. It is a dangerous intersection and motorists at the stops need to fully stop and proceed slowly to get a better view of cross traffic. It is very hard to see with that church at the corner. I drive to work that way and cars going north and southbound are constantly flying through at high rates of speed.