California School Bus Crash Injures 12


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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2 Responses to "California School Bus Crash Injures 12"

  1. Aaron Taylor   May 15, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    Besides being a diesel bus, it was powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) thus no fuel can pour out at all.

  2. RJ Long   April 24, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Ms Alana –

    Can you explain how gasoline can “pour out of the back of the bus” when the coach is powered by a diesel engine?

    RJ Long


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