7 children, driver still hospitalized after school bus crash
The driver of a school bus involved in a Friday afternoon crash in South L.A. was hospitalized in critical condition early Sunday, authorities said.
Authorities said the driver of a school bus involved in a Friday afternoon crash in South L.A. was hospitalized in critical condition early Sunday, authorities said.
The crash happened at about 1:15 p.m. at the intersection of West 14th Street and South Broadway when a school bus with about 14 children on board drove into a southbound Toyota Camry being driven by a man in his 20s who was not wearing a seat belt and whose vehicle was not a school bus.
When the driver of the Camry pulled over, the school’s driver’s side door was forced open. Four children were taken to area hospitals and two of the children were transported to the hospital with serious injuries, authorities said.
The driver of the Toyota was transported by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and was in serious condition, with unspecified injuries, while two children who were in critical condition were taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, officials said. It was unclear how the two critically injured children were related to the driver of the Camry.
The three children taken to hospitals were treated and released.
Detectives from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Enforcement Division are investigating the crash.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Det. Tony Hernandez at 323-890-5500 or L.A. County Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
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