LANCASTER – A crash involving a school bus and another vehicle in Lancaster Friday morning left seven people injured, authorities said.
The crash was reported about 7:45 a.m. on Avenue H at 20th Street East.
Denise Crawford, 53, of Littlerock was driving a school bus westbound on Avenue H, while slowing and preparing to turn left onto southbound 20th Street East, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
She began her left turn directly into the path of a 2001 Honda Accord that was traveling eastbound on Avenue H at approximately 55 to 60 mph, the CHP report states.
The left front of the school bus struck the left side of Honda, according to the CHP report.
The Honda’s driver, 37-year-old Leticia Camacho of Lancaster, and her 6-year-old female passenger sustained significant injuries and were airlifted to County USC Medical Center, according to the CHP report.
Five juveniles on the school bus, between the ages of 12 and 13, sustained moderate injuries and were taken to Antelope Valley Hospital for treatment, CHP officials said.
The crash investigation is ongoing.