An Orange County Unified School District bus carrying schoolchildren crashed near the Anaheim Hills Golf course in California injuring 12 people. Six people were hospitalized including the 24-year-old male driver and five students from the seventh and eighth grades. The driver, who had to be pulled from the wrecked vehicle remains in critical condition and the five students have non-life-threatening injuries.
The El Rancho Charter Middle school students were being transported from an after school program when the bus driver lost control and crashed into two trees. The bus was wedged between the trees and according to parents who arrived after the accident, some of the students were panicked. In addition, the school bus fuel tank was damaged and gasoline was “pouring out the back of the bus.” Five paramedic units were called to attend to the scene and the cause of the accident will be investigated by the California Highway Patrol.
By Alana Marie Burke
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